New Wolverine To Make MCU Debut in Doctor Strange 2!
Yes, the MCU will start introducing X-Men starting with Doctor Strange 2 aka Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness…
We will see Wolverine in #DoctorStrangeInTheMultiverseOfMadness but it definitely won’t be Hugh Jackman.
— Joseph Deckelmeier #BlackLivesMatter (@Joelluminerdi) February 20, 2022
CelebnMovies247.com reports that a new report claims that the claws are coming out for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Whether this is a Wolverine variant or the main MCU’s Wolverine is unclear, but Deckelmeier does swear by one thing: this Wolverine won’t be Hugh Jackman.
The actor played Wolverine for the same amount of time as Sir Patrick Stewart’s portrayal of Professor X, who is believed to be in Multiverse of Madness as well, but there is no confirmation of this either.
The report about Wolverine is just the latest for the upcoming Multiversal movie. During Super Bowl LVI on February 13, the official trailer for the film was released, which included the line “We should tell him the truth” spoken by someone who sounds a lot like Stewart. The actor has been rumored for the project for some time now, though he is not the only one.
A question on fans’ minds after the trailer’s release is whether Multiverse of Madness will also feature the MCU debut of Marvel Comics’ Illuminati ensemble. In the comics, the team was comprised of Strange, Professor X, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, Namor the Sub-Mariner and Black Panther. Being that the concept of the Multiverse opens the door for variants of Marvel heroes, such as was the case with actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it is possible that iterations of these characters that we have already seen on screen could return.
Mister Fantastic is also rumored for the film, but following the trailer and the unveiling of a new poster, fans believe that portrayals like Tom Cruise as Iron Man are also a possibility for the blockbuster. Additionally, it seems that elements of Marvel’s What If…? series on Disney+ may be making their way to live-action. The trailer shows off both a zombie-like Doctor Strange and what looks to be Strange Supreme from the series, with Captain Carter’s shield visible in the poster.
Some fans are also convinced that Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool is hidden in the poster, though the actor has denied any involvement. However, the inclusion of Wolverine inches the MCU closer to the X-Men debut that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has teased in the past.
The above image features artwork by Frank Martin and Adam Kubert for X Deaths of Wolverine #1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness enters our world’s theaters on May 6, 2022.