Marvel Confirms Doctor Doom’s Presence in Doctor Strange 2
The appearance of John Krasinski’s Reed Richards was one of the biggest surprises in a film that was flooded with unexpected moments and cameos; but the list of those cameos doesn’t stop with who we could see in the film, as Marvel confirms Doctor Doom’s presence in Doctor Strange 2.
There is perhaps no film in the vast pantheon of Marvel projects that was capable of being as limitless with its machinations and callbacks to the vast untapped well of Marvel lore than the Sam Raimi-helmed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
It was a film that, by its very nature, was firmly built on the foundation of alternate realities and multiversal appearances; with the title character all taking their own maddening journey throughout the limitless and endless bounds of uncharted universes.
It was that journey into the abyss of the unknown that gave Marvel fans one of the coolest callbacks to not only the Marvel source material but the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the appearance of the Illuminati of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Featuring various characters with ties to the MCU that we know, and some that were from iconic Marvel comics heroes that we adore, the sequence that included the Illuminati was certainly a pleasant surprise from fans.
With Patrick Stewart’s return to the role of Professor X long rumored in the promotional campaign alongside Captain Marvel and Captain Carter, perhaps the biggest surprise was the reemergence of Anson Mount’s Black Both, and the arrival of John Krasinski’s Reed Richards.
It was a moment that truly blew the minds of fans, but as it turns out, the characters that we saw weren’t the end of the various cameos, as Marvel confirmed Doctor Doom’s presence in Doctor Strange 2.
As reported by The Direct, producer Richie Palmer noted, speaking of the Reed Richards scene,
“Its exciting that costume designed by Ryan Meinerding, is really a special treat. The detail of the teleportation device he uses to get into the scene is something we took from the comics, that’s Doctor Doom’s Time Platform.”
It is a device from the comics that allows Doctor Doom to travel throughout time and has an appearance identical to the one that Reed Richards used in the film; raising plenty of questions surrounding both those characters in that universe and the capabilities of that Reed.