It''s funny to think back to Iron Man. Not a guy who grows a suit. Now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is skipping through the multiverse at full speed. Is this film still available for hardcore comic book enthusiasts, and it will probably test these limitations. This film, for those who haven''t seen at least every MCU movie boy, would be a confusing spot to start.
Don''t get me wrong, I liked Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Im just more thinking about the person who (and they must exist, right?) decides to watch an MCU movie, finally. And then throw in the Sam Raimi factor, which is very much a factor here here, as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the closest the MCU has ever been to a straight-up horror movie. But, frankly, it is kind of remarkable what Marvel let Raimi get away with, but
This is kind of the inherent problem with all the multiverse stuff. Marvel cant just tell the audience, but before you watch Loki on Disney+, it kind of explains what''s going on. (And it is not a coincidence that Michael Waldron wrote both Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness; he hopes to start calling himself that.) So Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has to spend a lot of time re-explaining the rules of the movie we are about to
This isn''t a direct result of anything that happens in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Being as vague as possible, the plot seems to be a little more believable. I think this isn''t a film in which all the former Fox-produced X-Men are all of a sudden in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a kind of a series, but it''s also a good surprise. This is still a lot, but this film is certainly not.
We are blown into the fate of America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) who has the ability to travel across all things and, while being chased by some ghouls, turns up in the Doctor Strange universe, which we already know. But, let''s just say, Wanda wants to exploit America''s abilities to jump to another universe where she can live happily with her children she created in WandaVision. That''s the challenge and the purpose: Strange, who is under the influence of an evil book
This is getting to the point where if I keep going, im going to avoid spoiling something. So I''ll go ahead and finish this up, but again at the heart of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a Sam Raimi movie. Though, I felt that when Raimi arrived, he wanted to demonstrate that he could make great superhero movies without having a zombie with half a face. This time, Raimi has no reservations.
I get the impression that Marvels talked to Raimi about making this an Evil Dead Marvel film. And, surprisingly, after the opening, he did.
Doctor Strange in The Multiverse Of Madness will be released on May 6th. Mike Ryan can be reached via Twitter.