Doctor Strange is destined to be the STRONGEST Sorcerer Supreme but he might not have gotten to it yet. And we think that Wong is the new Sorcerer Supreme until Strange has completed his training. And Wong’s dialogue from 2016’s Doctor Strange supports this theory. After Ancient One, who served as the Sorcerer Supreme for years, died, Wong pointed out, “Earth has no Sorcerer Supreme to defend it. We must be ready.”
This theory holds since Doctor Strange is not the Sorcerer Supreme as of yet, at least not in the sacred timeline. Of course, he succeeded the Ancient One right away but in the comics. And this might have let you assume that he is but we beg to differ. Also, his role in the Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame didn’t help. But this still doesn’t mean that he is the SS. He might just be trying to fill the void in the Ancient One’s absence, so we are better off calling him the Acting Sorcerer Supreme. And the new evidence supports this theory. Earth has a Sorcerer Supreme but it isn’t Strange.
STRANGE IS A MASTER FOR THE NEW YORK SANCTUM!
After the events of Doctor Strange, the New York Sanctum was Masterless. Since all the sanctum, together, protects the Earth from the invasion of the Dark Dimension, so leaving a Sanctum without a master can result in fatal consequences. And Doctor Strange might have taken over this duty for the New York sanctum. And this can be seen in all the appearances of Doctor Strange after 2016. In Thor: Ragnarok, Strange invites Thor to the New York Sanctum. Also, he is already at the Sanctum when Banner arrives on Earth in Infinity War. In addition to all of this, Strange attends to Peter at 117A Bleecker Street (as seen in the Spider-Man: NWH trailer).
It just seemed strange that Strange was always at the New York sanctum every one of these times. But you might think that he knew they were coming and planned for himself to be there, except when Bruce, that might be just a coincidence. So why did Wong was bossing him around? It was very clear in the NWH trailer that Strange was not in charge. He was receiving orders from Wong who seemed pretty authoritative. Plus, Strange helping Spider-Man behind Wong’s back, clearly defying his direct order, supports our theory.
This can be explained by the fact that Strange, however smart he may be, has just been dealing with the Mystic Arts for a short time. Whereas, masters like Wong and Mordo have been doing this for quite a while. This might make you wonder that if Strange is not the Sorcerer Supreme, then why was he carrying the Eye of Agamotto. We have an explanation for that too! Strange was able to use the Time Stone almost perfectly in a very short time of studying. So, it makes sense that the other masters want him to master its powers before he takes on the responsibilities of the Sorcerer Supreme.
SO, WONG IS MORE OF A MENTOR TO STRANGE?
Since the Ancient One is gone, Wong has taken it upon himself to groom Strange to be the next Sorcerer Supreme. And with his immense knowledge of the Mystic world, he and Strange make a formidable duo. But he may be more than that! And his recent appearances make sure of it. His role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is more of a Sorcerer Supreme’s. He appears at the Kamar-Taj, implying that he is the one who handles the matters there. Moreover, he also corresponds with a council of experts, which also includes Banner and Danvers.
If Doctor Strange has taught us anything, it is that Strange needs constant attention. Before Wong, it was the Ancient One but now Wong has taken over. The Sanctorum scene in the NWH trailer suggests that the Sanctorum is in some sort of a mess. The whole Sanctorum is covered with snow and Wong is there to save it. And of course, Strange is there! This all points that Wong is the one running the show but only until the other masters deem Strange worthy of being the Sorcerer Supreme. Meanwhile, Wong is the Boss!
How did you like our new theory? Do let us know if you also think that Wong is the new Sorcerer Supreme.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives in the cinemas on May 6, 2022.
Besides that, MCU’s upcoming roster includes Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Deadpool 3, and Blade. We’ve also got several MCU shows for Disney Plus including Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Ironheart, I am Groot, Armor Wars, Echo, Wakanda, Loki season 2, What If…? Season 2, and Okoye.