As it stands, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness does enough to push the boundaries of Marvel’s storytelling endeavors. For the first time in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a movie dipped its hoes in horror as the likes of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) resurrected themselves as a zombie. Not only that, but the heroes ripped Gargantos’ eye right out of the eye socket during the film’s opening moments, not to mention the body horror involved with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) warping her body to get through a mirror to travel in Kamar-Taj. . At one point, the movie took on an even bloodier approach.
In new concept art doing the rounds online, a piece of visual art shows Wong’s (Benedict Wong) crushed to a pulp as brain material is strewn across the concrete. Not only that, but Baron Mordo’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is also seen after a battle with the aforementioned Scarlet Witch.
New #MultiverseOfMadness early concept art by Rob Bliss reveals a different fate for Wong and Mordo, likely at the hands of the #ScarletWitch!
In an earlier cut of the movie, Wanda was supposed to decapitate Mordo and present his decapitated head to Dr. Strange show. pic.twitter.com/9tfnxX8FwA
— Scarlet Witch News (@scarletwnews) February 5, 2023
As revealed last fall, there was a time when Wanda Maximoff’s arrival at Kamar-Taj involved the revelation that she had beheaded Mordo when he had tried to get the Darkhold back from her through his lonesome. That storyline was then changed before the movie’s final release, with the wizard completely removed from the picture, despite the post-credits scene of Doctor Strange Teasing Mordo’s villainous turn.
“The truth is all tags are never just about the future. There are tags that eat shwarma, Captain America says you know you have to learn patience, sometimes you wait for something that isn’t worth it. So they’re always fun for us,” Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige previously told us of the development of the studio’s post-credits scenes. “We don’t want everything to feel the same. So some tags will connect and some won’t. Some movies and shows will connect, some won’t. I think it’s just as important that we can have standalone introductory stories like Ms. Marvel, like Moon Knight, in addition to things that are interrelated and build on the bigger story a lot of what we’ve done was building on this bigger story obviously with The Kang Dynasty and the Multiverse Saga and now I think that people, I hope, will come along for the ride, both where you’re on the express train to the finale, and when it’s fun, as many of our Phase 1, 2 and 3 movies were.”
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