The (former) Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange is ready to take us through the Multiverse of Madness this Friday. The highly-anticipated sequel to Doctor Strange is already getting rave reviews on the internet. But before you book your ticket, make sure you check out these movies to get a better understanding of what is going on in the sequel.
1) Doctor Strange (2016)
Perhaps the most obvious choice on the list is also probably the only one which you have accidentally skipped. While we’ve seen Doctor Strange appearing across multiple Marvel projects, we recommend you see the Scott Derrickson directed movie first to get a better understanding of Stephen Strange as a character.
2) Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Chances are you just like the millions of us have already seen the penultimate phase 3 movie when it came out. But do we really need a reason to rewatch Endgame? There’s also an added incentive here. At the risk of spoilers, a little birdie has told us that certain events of Avengers: Endgame are co-related to some of the drama that takes place in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. We’re going to let you figure out what that might be.
3) WandaVision (2021)
If the latest trailers are any indication it seems like Wanda Maximoff might be one of the titular characters in the Doctor Strange sequel. The Marvel TV series ended with Wanda getting hold of one of the most powerful objects in the Marvel universe. Would that play any sort of importance in the adventures of Stephen Strange? Why not watch WandaVision and find out.
4) Loki (2021)
While the Loki series did not have any direct connections to either Stephen Strange or Wanda Maximoff, it did introduce us to the concept of the multiverse and alternate realities. Considering how Marvel makes use of the domino effect across its universe, chances are we might see some of the same concepts being expanded here in MoM.
5) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Just like Avengers: Endgame, chances are you’ve already seen the third installment of the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies. The multi-dimensional movie introduced us to various different versions Spider-Man, across alternate universes. The climax of No Way Home also saw Doctor Strange making a valiant attempt in closing the fissures of multiple dimensions. Hence it would be a plausible assumption to think we may see some direct or indirect effects from it making its way into MoM.
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