‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Originally had a Much Different Opening
With the film currently dominating the box office in its second week, we discuss recent reports that suggest Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness originally had a much different opening.
There is no denying that the Marvel Cinematic Universe mind-bending Phase Four adventure has been an overwhelming success; being one of the best box office performers of the pandemic era.
Billed as one of the most important films of the MCU’s Phase Four, the long-awaited Doctor Strange sequel had massive expectations placed upon it, especially following the undeniable success of the Studio’s last multiversal film, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
What was delivered to fans was truly the MCUs first horror film, as Doctor Strange, Wong, and newcomer America Chavez, all faced off against who is easily one of the most dangerous threats to the Marvel Universe that fans have seen.
With countless scenes in the film signifying how deadly and dangerous the Scarlet Witch is, there was one scene that almost made the final cut that may have taken the cake as the most surprising.
In a recent report by ComicBook.com, it appears as though Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness originally had a much different opening that involved the iconic Marvel witch killing a powerful and underrated Marvel character.
The report suggests that the movie was actually supposed to open with Wanda killing the Earth-616 (the main MCU) version of Baron Mordo.
It reads, “Mordo was going to be the main villain that showed up int eh introduction to the movie and hed be used to demonstrate Wanda’s new ruthless attitude…He would do to attack her and she’d turn him into mom’s spaghetti, beheading him within seconds of his arrival.”
The moment would have cemented Wanda’s new status as the film’s main antagonist, but we assume that it was taken out in order to preserve the MCU’s Mordo for a future Doctor Strange installment.
It would have been gratuity, had the scene been kept, as Wanda was clearly established as the villain, and wasting a performer like Chiwetel Ejiofor would have been unnecessary