From street-level stories like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Shang-Chi, to world-threatening events like Thor: Love and Thunder and WandaVision, Marvel Studios seems to be shaping up to expand the four corners of its cinematic universe (and beyond). And today, we’re going to be looking at one of the most anticipated MCU films of Phase 4, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, from what we know so far, it’s possible that the film will have something to do with the theme of the multiverse. This theme is something we expect will be explored first in the upcoming series WandaVision, with possible rumors of the untitled Spider-Man sequel possibly delving into a plotline revolving around that plot device as well, which leads us to today’s rumor.
Some fans may recognize John Bubniak as the face model for the PS4 version of the “Marvel’s Spider-Man” game. His face model was eventually replaced by Ben Jordan for the remastered version of the game and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Fans of the game, however, had gotten used to John’s face after years of playing the game and had taken to social media to make their voices heard, and Bubniak respond with a thread of interesting replies.
A few weeks ago, Bubniak replied to Twitter users @SimplyPalm and @LiamParker2141, appreciating their praise and teasing that “good things are coming”, while at the same time hinting that it’s a secret. Then, just a few days ago, Bubniak posted the following on his social media;
We can deduce from the images that Bubniak is indeed headed to London and in the comments of the Instagram post, he indicated that he was in London for filming, but he did not indicate what exactly. Along with those comments, fans once again asked him if Bubniak would return to the role of Peter Parker one day, to which Bubniak responded;
We know that right now, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled to film some time next month in the UK, as confirmed by Elizabeth Olsen in an interview last week. Right now, Bubniak tagged his location on Instagram as Shoreditch, a residential district just about 90 minutes away from Longcross Studios, where filming for the sequel of Doctor Strange is expected to take place. Bubniak’s arrival in the UK to film something secret at the same time Doctor Strange 2 is due to start production in the same place seem like a circumstance of pure coincidence, which makes it even more suspicious.
Could Bubniak reprise his role as Spider-Man for “Multiverse of Madness”?
With the untitled Spider-Man sequel seeing Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the film and the rumors of a multiverse plot growing louder by the day, it is possible that the film could in some way have a connection to the Doctor Strange sequel. And if indeed the Doctor Strange film explores the vast multiverse of Marvel in general, that leaves a glimmer of the possibility of seeing Bubniak donning the red and blues once again for a short cameo in this film. But for now, all we can do is wait and see.