Marvel Studios’ foray into the cinematic multiverse will have its biggest showcase yet with the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and everyone’s favorite Sorcerer Supreme will be along for the ride. I refer, of course, to the great and powerful Wong, who was revealed as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest head wizard during the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The character, portrayed by Benedict Wong, has been known to be a part of Multiverse of Madness for some time, but fans are only now just getting a good official look at the hero through some recently released promotional art. Wong looks more or less the same as we’re accustomed to seeing him, with perhaps a few minor changes that include a fresh haircut.
Last we saw the Sorcerer Supreme, he was warning Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Dr. Stephen Strange of the dangers of casting a reality-altering spell. He’ll likely be unhappy with the results of Strange’s experiment when we see him next. Wong has become an unexpected bind for the MCU, appearing in multiple projects over the last year alone. Fans were delighted to see him pop up in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as an opponent and teacher for Tim Roth‘s Abomination, before bringing Shang-Chi himself into the world of The Avengers. It’s still unknown where that plot point will lead, but it does seem as though Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have bigger plans for Wong than anyone would have expected.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, directed by Sam Raimi, arrives in theaters on May 6, 2022.