Fans are wondering who the real villain is in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie. It’s one of the biggest unanswered questions since the Doctor Strange sequel was announced. Now, even though we have a new Doctor Strange 2 trailer, fans still have no clear idea who the main villain of the movie is. We’ve heard several villain names like Nightmare, Mordo, Shuma-Gorath, and Mephisto dropped – we’ve also had several concepts of certain heroes like Wanda and Doctor Strange facing their evil selves.
In a recent interview with Fandango, director Sam Raimi was asked if there was a new character serving as the villain; anything Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who is behind the madness; or if it was Strange variants and/or scarlet witches the main culprits:
“Well, there are iterations of our characters across the multiverse,” Raimi replied. “So if I were to say Strange… I’m not really supposed to answer that question, but I would say maybe modified Strange. Same with Wanda and Mordo. But I would say, at different times, all of the above.”
With Raimi’s answer, we’re still no closer to figuring out who the antagonist of Doctor Strange 2 actually is. While Raimi’s answer isn’t clear, we still have scenes from Mordo and scarlet witch fights in trailers; a creature that looks like a Shuma-Gorath reference fighting both Strange and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez); and with the latest trailer, Wanda drops the word “Nightmare” in reference to dreams she and Strange are having that could signal the arrival of a new villain. For now, we just have to wait for more footage to be released to somehow find out who the real villain of the film is.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release exclusively in theaters on May 6, 2022.
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