The Multiverse of Madness Will Feature 3 Villains:
The most important movie of Phase 4 is going to be none other than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is more or less confirmed that WandaVision will be the means for the Multiverse of Madness, so both these projects will involve Marvel’s multiverse in a grand fashion. The Multiverse becomes extremely important in the Doctor Strange movie and we can expect many surprises. The nightmare has been confirmed to be the main villain of the movie, but a new leak has suggested that we’d get more than 2 villains in the movie.
This new plot that has originated from 4Chan and Reddit suggests that besides Nightmare, we’d see two other villains in the movie. This plot leak has some insane details about the movie which do make a lot of sense. Check it out and take it as a pinch of salt. Here’s what the leak has to say about the villains:
“The main villains will be Nightmare, an interdimensional demon who feeds on people’s fears. He is eating at Wanda, influencing her terror and making her go insane. Agatha Harkness, a disciple for Nightmare who is proficient in witchcraft. And Shuma Gorath, a big eyeball.”
It makes sense for Nightmare to be the one to influence Wanda. He feeds off of people’s fears and after creating the alternate reality that Wanda will in her series, she’d probably be afraid of Vision & her kids (Wiccan & Speed) be taken away from her. So, she’d be easy prey for Nightmare to attack.
And as mentioned above, it would also make sense for Agatha Harkness to be in the movie as she is a follower of Nightmare. She could get her own action sequence like the disciples of Kaecilius got one in the first Doctor Strange movie.
Following Agatha is Shuma Gorath, which is a big floating eyeball that has tentacles. Shuma Gorath’s appearance would make a lot of sense for this film because he is the Lord of Chaos who appears in multiple different dimensions in the comics. This is a movie about the Multiverse and he is the immortal, nigh-invincible, and godlike ruler of nearly a hundred alternate universes who looks horrific. Since Marvel is taking a risk by making Doctor Strange 2 a horror movie, Shuma Gorath’s appearance would only add on the creepy factor.
It’s interesting that these 3 villains have been mentioned and there’s not even a single talk about Mordo in the film. Perhaps he could show up at the very end to set up his villainous arc for Doctor Strange 3. Another interesting factor the above-mentioned plot leak talks about is the inclusion of Marvel Zombies.
Here’s what it states:
“Marvel Zombies will play a big part in the movie, and Stephen will spend some time there trying to find a McGuffin. We will see Zombie Cap, Zombie Iron Man, and a Zombie Doctor Strange. The sorcerers will battle a Zombie Hulk.”
It would be really interesting to see Marvel Zombies as they’d be the perfect candidates to increase the horror in the movie. We’ve already seen how Zombie Iron Man looks in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Doctor Strange 2 would actually become huge if Marvel Zombies do end up in the movie. Let’s see what happens.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.