A new trailer has been released for Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and one scene has us questioning whether or not this will be the film to finally address the consequences of a superhero’s choices?
Certain things are required for a superhero to differentiate from a villain in these films, and while we’ve spent plenty of necessary time in the more human grey areas, there are several elements that still need to be properly addressed so the “timey wimey” details within Marvel make more sense than they actually do.
For starters, as Wanda Maximoff so perfectly puts it in the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer, “you break the rules and become a hero; I do it, I become the enemy.” Women especially remember the discourse on social media when the truth behind WestView’s advent was revealed in WandaVision. Wanda was tirelessly hounded for the chaos that erupted when she chose to hold on to the love of her life. Was she right in trapping everyone? No. But were her motives merited and understandable? Entirely. Did she deserve all the backlash? Not even a little.
We’re supposed to trust Strange, and we do, but it’s important to note here that as a man, Strange isn’t going to be viewed in the same way as Wanda was. The same could also be said for how Loki attempted to address all this and dug itself into an even bigger hole with more questions than answers regarding the TVA’s agenda. Thus, the question here is, why do we allow people like Steve Rogers to get away with tampering with time travel, but we force people like Wanda into exile and further darkness? Why does Loki have to pay for it all but Steve could get a pass?
(Note: everyone and their mother knows I adore Steve Rogers, but fair is fair.)
Peter Parker might’ve made a mistake in his wish, but he’s paying for it all by the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Will the same go for others? We hear Patrick Stewart’s voice as Magneto in the trailer…can he be the voice of reason in all this? I sure hope so. Will the two versions of Strange go head to head and finally make it all make sense? Here is to hoping. Because it’s either that or more chaos.
Watch the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer below and come scream about all your thoughts with us.