Multiverse of Madness trailer features Scarlet Witch and Professor X’s voice

The trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dropped Sunday. It’s the second solo effort for Doctor Strange. I did not make good on my promise to see the Spiderman: No Way Home yet so I’m sure there’s a bunch of stuff in the Strange trailer that I’m missing because I haven’t grasped the Multiverse yet. I do know that Strange is responsible for leading Peter’s way there, at least that’s what I got from those trailers. So working on that premise, I think I can make my way through the trailer, which is posted below. One thing that I most certainly caught my attention was a very distinctive and familiar voice about a minute in. Do my ears deceive me or is that Professor Charles Xavier of The Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters calling from beyond the grave? According to People, it might be.

On Sunday, Marvel Studios released a new trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a standalone sequel for the Benedict Cumberbatch Avengers character after the 2016 installment.

The action-packed trailer sees Doctor Strange enlisting the help of Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch to get a grip on colliding universes as well as coming face-to-face with his dark variant Strange Supreme, who previously appeared in Disney+’s What If…? series.

The clip also teases a possible X-Men cameo when an unknown character — sounding a lot like Patrick Stewart’s Professor X — says, “We should tell him the truth,” around the 1:18 mark.

The film is directed by Sam Raimi — who previously directed the Tobey Maguire–led Spider-Man movies in the early 2000s — and also sees the return of Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Strange’s mentor-turned-enemy Karl Mordo.

Xochitl Gomez will also make her MCU debut as America Chavez.

[From People]

I didn’t see No Way Home but I did see WandaVison and I kind of love what they’re suggesting in the trailer. I know that Strange was supposed to appear in WandaVision but Marvel decided to cut him because they didn’t want his involvement to detract from Wanda or Elizabeth Olsen’s portrayal. I agree with that call because what they did in WandaVision as a statement on grief was profound and I appreciate that they let Elizabeth tell that story fully. Kathryn Hahn was brilliant (when isn’t she?) but she didn’t steal the series from Elizabeth. I think Wanda will fit in seamlessly here without Strange having shown up in Westview.

However, the biggest record scratch was the back top left of Patrick Stewart’s head – allegedly – and his voice wanting to tell Strange the truth – allegedly. I have no idea how this factors in canonically because I didn’t read the comics. I watched my husband’s face as he watched the trailer and his eyebrows shot up to his hairline, so I’m taking it this is extremely cool. I love crossovers, so I was in board at the suggestion. Technically Quicksilver was our first X-Men crossover character, but it wasn’t handled as such in the films, save for the cheeky casting of Evan Peters in WandaVision. So I may not understand everything that I’m looking at in this trailer, but I’m still excited about it. Which is the beauty of Marvel, isn’t it? *Opens wallet* Here – take it – just take all of it.

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    It is definitely Stewart. You can see the back of his head.

  2. Lolo86lf says:

    I am a gay man and my eardrums tingle at the sound of Benedict Cumberbatch’s sexy manly masculine voice. I am pretty sure the same thing happens to the ladies. He may not be gorgeous but he is definitely doable.

  3. WhoElse says:

    Hot take: this is pushing into House of M stuff. Basically, they’re going to explain the absence of mutants with Wanda’s reality warping ability. They’re going to claim that the Scarlet Witch isn’t our Wanda, but one from a reality where the Xmen and her sons exist. Our Wanda did the whole “no more mutants” reality-warp thing a while ago, which is why they aren’t in the MCU. Our Wanda, after losing her sons, makes a deal with the Scarlet Witch (and someone else?) to switch places and be with them again, allowing the Scarlet Witch to supplant her in the MCU reality and work on some nefarious plan. Strange reaches out to Wanda, not knowing she’s the Scarlet Witch and actually an enemy. Strange being “punished” for opening the Multiverse is just a pretext to get him out of the SW’s psychic reach so they (Xavier and co) can warn him about how dangerous she really is.

  4. Mireille says:

    Never saw WandaVision (lack of Disney Channel), but saw Spiderman No Way Home (meh), Any pairing between SW and DS, adding any X-Men to this mix, I’m soooooo there at the theatres, triple-vaxxed and masked, for this movie.

    • SarahLee says:

      WandaVision alone is worth a 1 month Disney+ subscription just to binge it. While you’re there, also go for Loki and the Falcon and Winter Soldier. You could do all 3 of those in a month.

      • Mireille says:

        I really want Disney+ but I can’t afford it right now, unfortunately. I know I’m missing out on a lot of good shows, which is so frustrating!!!!!:(

  5. North of Boston says:

    I loved Wandavision, haven’t seen No Way Home yet, but this looks interesting. Confusing, yet interesting.

    I bet it will be better to see it in theaters, maybe by May that will feel safer.

  6. Lauren Too says:

    Oh sht! I’m probably going to be working and unable to see it in a theater for several months. I’ll have to catch it on Disney+ when the time comes. The trailer is so good!

  7. Nix says:

    For those who don’t watch the trailer this was a huge unavoidable spoiler. 😑

  8. msmontclair says:

    Soo hyped!

  9. Songs (Or It Didn't Happen) says:

    Ok so allow me to be the voice of dissent and say I really really hope it is *not* Sir Patrick Stewart, or, at least, not as Professor X.

    When they loop the X-Men in to the MCU, I want a FRESH START, not 20 years of baggage and reboots and casting mistakes and child abuse overshadowing it. Yes, it was cute and cheeky to see Evan Peters in WandaVision, and yes, Sir Patrick and some others absolutely smashed their assignments, but I’d really like the chance to see new, different interpretations of these characters. Just my opinion.

  10. The Recluse says:

    This movie is going to be my early birthday present to myself. I am soooooo looking forward to this.