New Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness toy reveals yet another Strange variant in film
A new toy associated with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hints at yet another variant of the titular character in the film. The film has lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch playing at least four different versions of his character already.
Marvel's upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is still months away from release but it has rumour mills in running full steam with leaks and reports of cameos. Given that the film deals with the concept of a multiverse of variants of characters, there are chances of several fan favourite actor-character pairings getting realised. Now, a new leak has revealed that lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch is playing more versions of his character than have been shown in the trailer. (Also read: Doctor Strange 2 mid and post-credits scene leaked? Check out the tweet)
The film’s trailers have so far shown four versions of Doctor Strange in the film. Apart from the one that Benedict has played in the MCU so far, the film also included the 'evil' Strange Supreme, a Defender Strange, and a Zombie Strange.
But a new Funko Pop toy, part of the film's official merchandise line, shows a totally new character. Pictures of the toy and its box have been shared by fan clubs online and it shows that the name of this character is Supreme Strange. But unlike the similarly-named Strange Supreme, this character lacks Strange's signature facial hair.
Several eagle-eyed fans quickly pointed out that the character may already have been referenced in the trailer. One of the trailers shows Doctor Strange standing in front of a statue of another Doctor Strange, who notably does not have facial hair.
Previous leaks have claimed the presence of several other actors in the film, but without confirmation. These include Tom Cruise playing a variant of Iron Man, John Krasinski playing Mr Fantastic, and Taron Egerton taking over as the Wolverine. There are also reports of Tobey Maguire and Ryan Reynolds reprising their roles as Spider-Man and Deadpool, respectively.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is part of Phase 4 of MCU. The Sam Raimi film has been described as Marvel's first horror film and will release in theatres on May 6.
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