Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) against his former comrade-in-arms Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), it says in “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. Because we quickly learn that the previous heroine is behind the threat to America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) and the entire multiverse. But this was not always the plan.
As confirmed by author Michael Waldron, the legendary Marvel villain Nightmare was originally intended to be the adversary for Doctor Strange be. It would be a special opponent for the hero. Because Nightmare was Strange’s very first comic book adversary when Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced the hero character in the 1963 comic book Strange Tales #110.
Waldron reveals that Nightmare didn’t really fit the multiverse concept and was therefore rejected – well before his commitment and that of director Sam Raimi.
In doing so, he reveals that Nightmare probably developed the idea of the “Doctor Strange” makers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill for a second part. Actually, the duo should alsoDoctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. However, due to creative differences, they split up. It was said that the two horror specialists wanted an even darker film. And maybe they really wanted to have Nightmare.
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In a question and answer session on Twitter Director Derrickson revealed at least in 2017 (!) that he would like to have Nightmare as the next villain. Later, his screenwriter Cargill confirmed in an interview that they would like to use Nightmare in the sequel.
How exactly her idea for a story around the confrontation between Nightmare and Doctor Strange would have looked like is not known. But because he’s such a legendary foe, we reckon he could play a role in the future – maybe in “Doctor Strange 3”? The demon that controls the realm of nightmares, with his ability to enter the dreams of others, is at least a highly interesting villain, with which you can also implement a lot of crazy things visually.
The big question would just be how to do Nightmare with the at the end of “Doctor Strange Problems teased for the multiverse in The Multiverse Of Madness. Because author Waldron has already explained that Nightmare doesn’t really fit in with it and has therefore already been rejected for the second part.
The incursions mentioned by Strange’s new comrade-in-arms and (later) great love Clea (Charlize Theron) point in a completely different direction – to a gigantic Marvel event, which would be bigger than the “Infinity War”. We explain what this is all about in the following video.
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