No More Strange? Marvel Comics Teases New Sorcerer Supreme
In a Tweet sent on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, the official Doctor Strange Twitter account teased that in March 2022, “A New Sorcerer Supreme Will Rise.” Maybe things aren’t looking so great for the good doctor in the currently ongoing series, The Death of Doctor Strange, after all!
A new Sorcerer Supreme will rise. March 2022. #MarvelComics pic.twitter.com/SeB6tLBvH4
— Doctor Strange (@DrStrange) November 16, 2021
It is more than likely that this next story arc will spin out of the current ongoing story, which sees (a version of) Doctor Strange attempting to investigate his own murder.
The story has had far-reaching implications, with tie-in issues like The Death of Doctor Strange: The Avengers #1 emphasizing just how far-flung Strange’s influence has become over the course of his life. In his absence, many mystical elements of the Marvel Comics universe seem to be collapsing, and of course, Earth will be picking up the bill.
It stands to reason, then, that there will need to be a new Sorcerer Supreme! Someone has to stand tall against the tide of extra-dimensional threats that constantly bombard the planet (the planet being Earth-616, of course), and at a certain point, I guess we just all have to come to terms with the death of Stephen Strange…
Except this is the Marvel Universe! No one stays dead! Everyone from Spider-Man to Hellcat to Wolverine has spent their time six feet under, only to return to their roles (one way or another). Will Strange return to reclaim the title of Sorcerer Supreme in the next few months, or are we really seeing a permanent changing of the guard?
Will the New Sorcerer Supreme Please Stand Up?
We want to hear what you’re thinking, Marvel Blog True Believers! Who will be the new Sorcerer Supreme, and will they step into the role for good, or are they just keeping Stephen’s Sanctum warm for him? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.