Bruce Campbell in Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man: No Way Home pushed open the door to the Mutliversum in the cinema. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now steps through, igniting a multiverse fireworks display of Marvel cameos that should leave any fan in awe.

Although neither Iron Man nor Deadpool can be seen at the cameo party, there are plenty of other cool Multiverse guest appearances to admire. Among the total of seven Marvel surprises are also found Characters from other film universes and Marvel series.

Multiverse of Madness is packed with surprises for fans. If you want to review them again after your visit to the film or simply want to have a say, then we have this article for you all big surprise appearances in the overview – in the order in which they appear in the film.

Marvel Surprise 1: Bruce Campbell welcomes us to the world of the Illuminati

Bruce Campbell in Spider-Man 2

Almost all Marvel cameos in Doctor Strange 2 take place in what is known as Universe 838. This is where Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and American Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) end up as they flee the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) through the multiverse.

In this seemingly utopian reality we meet the street vendor Pizza Poppa, which should look familiar to Marvel fans. It is a guest appearance by Bruce Campbell. The lead man in Sam Raimi’s Devil’s Dance franchise has had cameos in all three of Raimi’s Spider-Man films, starring Tobey Maguire.

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Here in Universe 838, Strange soon meets a band of superheroes who protect this reality from danger. The Illuminati team consists of six members. In addition to a variant of the magician Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), fans await five more spectacular Marvel cameos.

Marvel Surprise 2: Anson Mount as Inhumans King Black Bolt

Black Bolt

With the appearance of Black agar Boltagon aka Black Bolt finds the forgotten and hated Marvel series by many fans inhumans first mentioned in the MCU. Anson Mount once again plays the king of beings endowed with supernatural abilities.

This time, however, we can admire Black Bolt in his iconic comic costume and tuning fork helmet. Generating extreme sound waves with his hypersonic voice, he remains mute most of the time. Black Bolt is also the first Illuminati member to die. Cause of death: crushed head.

Marvel Surprise 3. Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter

Peggy Carter

The animated series What If…? presented us with a reality where not Steve Rogers but Peggy Carter is injected with the superhero serum and later when Captain Carter wields the vibranium shield. The superhumanly strong Peggy aka Captain Carter also exists in the Illuminati universe, played here again by Hayley Atwell.

Fans can rejoice when Captain Carter delivers the iconic Steve Roger quote “I can do this all day” gives. Shortly thereafter, however, comes the big shock: Captain Carter is in the fight against Wanda bisected with their own shield.

Marvel Surprise 4. Lashana Lynch as Captain Marvel variant Maria Rambeau

Maria Rambeau

What happened if Maria Rambeau instead of Carol Danvers would have become a powerful super being with the energy of the Tesseract? Doctor Strange 2 provides the answer. Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch returns as Maria Rambeau. She is Captain Marvel of the Illuminati Universe. However, while fighting Wanda, she is killed by a giant statue.

Marvel Surprise 5. John Krasinski as Fantastic 4 member Reed Richards

John Krasinski and Reed Richards

For years, Marvel fans have wanted John Krasinski (The Office, A Quiet Place) to play the Fantastic 4 leader Reed Richards to see. Doctor Strange 2 finally grants that wish and marks the first time a Fantastic 4 member has appeared in an MCU film. In the classic Mister Fantastic comic outfit we get to see the ingenious scientist with the polymorphic powers as a member of the Illuminati.

Unfortunately, we rarely see his skills in action. The Scarlet Witch does not hesitate long and processed Reed Richards into human spaghetti. But at least Wanda makes sure beforehand that his mentioned children will not be orphaned by his death. Mama Sue Storm will have to raise them alone in the future.

But no worry, Reed Richards will be back soon. Marvel is already working on an MCU remake of the Fantastic Four, which should appear in the next few years. It is not yet known whether Krasinski will be seen there again as Mister Fantastic.

Marvel Surprise 6: Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier aka Professor X


Since the release of the first Doctor Strange 2 trailer, Patrick Stewart has been announced to play the role of Mutant Charles Xavier starred in a total of eight X-Men films. Now Professor X is the first-ever X-Men character to appear in the MCU – the monumental Quicksilver appearance in WandaVision sadly turned out to be a ruse.

Charles Xavier is the leader of the Illuminati in this universe. The big surprise: It’s not the X-Men mentor from previous Fox movies. Instead, Patrick Stewart mimics a variant of Professor X, reminiscent of the Animated series from the 1990s is leaning against – including the yellow floating chair.

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Since Disney’s takeover of 20th Century Fox, one thing is certain: at some point in the near future, the X-Men will finally be a part of the MCU. Exactly how they will be established in the world of Universe 616 is not yet known. However, we will not see the Charles Xavier of the Illuminati reality again. Then Wanda broke his neck.

Marvel Surprise 7: Charlize Theron as Clea

Charlize Theron / Clea

Multiverse of Madness is saving the last big Marvel surprise for last. In the end credits scene, Stephen Strange meets the powerful sorceress Clea for the first time, who opens a portal to the dark dimension. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) plays Clea. In the Marvel Comics, she is the great love of Stephen Strange. So we can be curious when and how the MCU will present us their adventure together.

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