Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: These three What If… episodes have huge ramifications for Benedict Cumberbatch film
A few of the alternate-realities that we saw in Marvel Studios’ animated series What If…? are coming true in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Here are three episodes of the show that are going to have ramifications for the movie.
One of the many joys of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its interconnectedness. This makes for team-ups and crossovers like the Avengers movies, fun stories and amusing callbacks. This quality is why MCU is by far the biggest film franchise in the world.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, MCU has another crossover, in that although it is a sequel to a standalone movie, this Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer deals with the multiverse and brings together several Marvel characters and alternate realities, in which those characters may have their different versions.
A few of the alternate-realities that we saw in Marvel Studios’ animated series What If…? are coming true in the movie. Here are three episodes of the show that are going to have ramifications for the movie.
The most vital episode for the movie is “What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?”. Taking up from that fateful ride in which Strange lost the use of his hands, the episode differed from the main timeline in the sense that when Stephen Strange’s car crashed, he was not alone. He did not lose his hands. Instead, he lost his lover Dr Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams).
The episode is darkly insightful and depicts what would happen if Strange were to lose his wits over his girlfriend’s death. He is the Sorcerer Supreme and would go to extreme lengths to get her back.
He is also very arrogant. He would not consider the consequences and would even defy the Ancient One. However, the Ancient One had a trick up her sleeve. She divided Strange into two entities: two Doctor Stranges in one, single timeline. One went totally evil and began absorbing other dimension’s beings and monsters to gain more and more power. And the other consoled himself that Dr Palmer’s death is irreversible.
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The evil version of the Sorcerer Supreme, called Strange Supreme, becomes more of a demon than a man and ultimately is able to defeat the other Strange, and resurrect Palmer. But she is repulsed by what he has become, and the reality they are in is anyway disappearing into nothing. Now regretful, Supreme tries to undo the damage but is not able to do so. He, along with everybody else in the universe, dies.