‘Doctor Strange 2’ Writer Says Hero Will Face Consequences

You’ve probably seen it at least once, but spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness left Benedict Cumberbatch’s title hero in an interesting position, and not just because that third eye opening on his forehead turned out to be the Darkhold’s version of “kiss and find out.”

Charlize Theron’s Clea appeared on stage to immediately invite the Master of the Mystical Arts on a brand new adventure, which we all assume will serve as the basis for doctor strange 3. Of course, alternate realities aren’t going anywhere either, with Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron teases where things could potentially be heading in an interview with comics.

“It is the bill that is due. As Wong says, ‘You used the Darkhold to possess your own corpse.’ Surely there must be some fallout. It was a bit of a throwback to the old evil Dead, and this whimper of an ending, or it’s just like, ‘Oh my God, things got bad at the end.’ So here is. We’ll see what all of this means for Stephen.

The former surgeon’s interactions with Wong, America Chavez and, to a lesser extent, Wanda Maximoff have softened his cold-hearted center, which Waldron says could be another key part of his continued arc.

“The multiverse forced a mirror in front of his face and made him do a self-reflection, which I think he refused to do. Even when he went into that initial crash, instead of really thinking about who he was, he instead went and became the most powerful wizard in the world. He’s a guy who doesn’t want to go to therapy. I think now there’s been some forced soul-searching in this journey, and I think he’s probably more capable than ever of working as a team.

While we certainly don’t need to see Stephen Strange in therapy, his latest standalone adventure has at least prepared him to take a new narrative path, one where he isn’t as selfish as he once was. until now.