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Doctor Strange Tangles with its dark variant in new promo

The Sorcerer Supreme battles its dark counterpart in Marvel Studios’ new promo for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Dr. Stephen Strange will encounter enemies far beyond his imagination throughout Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madnessbut the most nervous enemy is perhaps just himself.

Marvel Studios shared a short YouTube promo of the magic doctor battling its dark variant. In the clip, the two Sorcerer Supremes meet in a ruined studio that appears to have been put into operation in an unknown room. The second Strange opens a third eye and then involves the confused original in a barrage of mysterious blows.

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The true identity of the newcomer, known only as “Sinister Strange”, remains a mystery. Early fantasies speculated that Sinister Strange was none other than Doctor Strange Supreme in the animated series What if…?. However, Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays and voices for all of the aforementioned Stranges, has since refuted this theory.

As shown in Loki series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe variants of any person may vary more than their personality. This includes race, sex and in some cases species. While the differences between the two Stranges are not as noticeable as Loki‘s famous alligator variant, the other Sorcerer Supreme, appears paler and tattered, practicing purple-toned magic as opposed to his opponent’s standard orange.

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The film takes place a few months after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Left to pick up the pieces after nearly crushing the Multiverse, Strange will explore the alternative realities that exist outside – and threaten – his own. However, he will need some help from other Master of the Mystic Arts, Wong, as well as Scarlet Witch. By tampering with forces he himself does not yet understand, Doctor Strange’s explorations will put him in direct conflict with these other universes and the secretive organizations that control them.

Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness marks a major departure from other films in the MCU that promise to be a more scary episode. Highly marketed as with several horror elements, it received a 12A rating from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).

Directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness plays Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange, as well as Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong as Wong and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer. The film premieres in theaters on May 6.

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