Doctor Strange 2 works like an incredibly clever patchwork quilt made out of all different kinds of Marvel-related material. There are patches from other movies and TV shows which have little quirks built into them, but still, contain enough foundational material that they fit right in with everything else in the movie and don’t seem totally out-of-place when they pop up on screen during those specific scenes. It’s hard to talk about a film like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness without giving away some major spoilers, but as you’re about to learn, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some bits of trivia you can look for during your viewing. The good news is that all of these Easter eggs are pretty fun and easy to spot. However, these are the 5 things you may have missed in Doctor Strange 2 –
Shuma-Gorath In Doctor Strange 2
Gargantos was a monster summoned (on Earth-616) to fight off America Chavez. He was based on Shuma-Gorath, an evil extra-dimensional entity that had fought the Marvel hero before in an alternative universe. Copyright issues were responsible for his name being changed – which makes this fact somewhat ironic.
America’s LGBTQ Pin
America Chavez is a symbol for many queer comics fans. She was the first gay character to headline her own book at Marvel Comics and she’s openly bisexual as well. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, however, her sexuality isn’t addressed unless you count her pin that makes a clear indicator about where she stands on the LGBTQ+ pride flag. It remains to be seen how queer America will be treated in the rest of the MCU.
Bruce Campbell In Doctor Strange 2
Playing a sidewalk restaurateur on an Earth where magic rules and superheroes prominently exist, this actor reminds audiences why he’s so beloved – particularly by making full use of his quirky repertoire of talents from scream comedy to spoofs. Especially in the post-credits scene where he breaks the fourth wall and reveals to moviegoers that the pizza poppa isn’t available for them to buy, the megastar turns this film into a cultural icon overnight.
The Family Of Mr. Fantastic
Fans of the Fantastic Four will know that Reed Richards, AKA the “Mr. Fantastic,” is married to Susan Storm, and she is almost certainly playing Sue Storm in the movie – because all incarnations of the character have shared this same name so far. The rumor that John Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt may play his wife or daughter (Reed Richards’ family had a son who may also be a part of this film) has been making a lot of headlines.
It Was Raimi’s Delta 88 In Doctor Strange 2
Doctor Strange and Christine Palmer (from Earth-838) find themselves fighting off Ultron Sentinels in a post-apocalyptic netherworld. This realm is the result of an incursion–a cataclysmic event caused when multiple universes crash together. Most of this desolate landscape is composed of ghostly haze, crumbling buildings, and objects that would be considered impossible in our universe. One of them included Sam Raimi’s Delta 88 which he has used multiple times in his films.