Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is another one of Marvel’s team-up films. This new phase of the company, post-Avengers: Endgame, apart from character debuts, will always be about the union of well-known heroes and other newcomers. In the case of this film, the protagonist returns with the Scarlet Witch and presents America Chavez, the young woman who has the powers to travel between universes.
In addition to this mix, what will draw the most attention in this sequel is the connection that Disney is making with its streaming products. If before the pandemic the Marvel Shared Universe was about the movies, now it’s almost necessary to understand the Disney Plus series – specifically Loki and Wandavision, the two most important and most successful of the service.
It was in them that the Enchantress was really introduced, where her story evolves from, and also where the concept of the Multiverse was most strongly presented. Can’t get out of the What If game? also, an animation that in a very playful way presented the new possibilities of this narrative of different realities. For those who follow, these specifics are already in place and now it’s time to see an explosion of what has been prepared, and also what will come in the future, since this is one of the last films of Phase 4, which ends with Thor: Amor and Thunder.
On the other hand, is it safe to say that you can watch Doctor Strange 2 and understand everything without seeing any of it? Yes, but the full experience will surely come with just that in mind. And in terms of business, Disney does what seemed difficult a few years ago, which is to unite platforms and narratives around a single goal: to tell stories that are independent and connected at the same time. Now it’s time to wait if the result is positive or not.