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Marvel’s Secret Wars trends as Doctor Strange 2 fans discuss its MCU adaptation after Multiverse of Madness setup

Marvel’s Secret Wars trends as Doctor Strange 2 fans discuss its MCU adaptation after Multiverse of Madness setup

While Marvel Studios is yet to confirm plans for a Secret Wars movie in MCU Phase 4 and beyond, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may have already set up the groundwork for a chaotic multiverse crossover battle. Doctor Strange 2’s introduction of “Incursions” and America Chavez’s (Xochitl Gomez) multiverse jumping abilities along with Wanda’s (Elizabeth Olsen) destruction of heroes from another universe could be the start to adapting Jonathan Hickman‘s critical acclaimed Marvel comics.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

With a little help from Defender Strange or better put, Zombie Strange – the Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Wong) and Doctor Strange manage to quell the Scarlet Witch though not without a few causalities on Earth-838. However, visiting the parallel universe and learning about Strange’s incursions in tampering with the book of Vishanti is Marvel’s first possible hint at multiversal collusion that could end with the destruction of every universe including Earth-616. Though more on that for later, while fans are thrilled at the possibility, their immediate concern is the painstaking long wait, possibly a decade to see it happen.

Some veteran Marvel fans are even joking about living long enough to see the big setup with Fantastic Four’s Doctor Doom at the center of the aftermath. It took 10 years for Marvel Studios to complete the Infinity War saga over 22 films so one can only wonder about the time period required to establish this roadmap. Readers can check out reactions below.

What is the Secret Wars story in Marvel comics?

To put it in simpler terms, Secret Wars is the beginning of the end to the larger Marvel universe and yes that includes every parallel plane of existence in the multiverse. The end of the world caused by Secret Wars isn’t an event that can be stopped even with the Infinity Gauntlet or the Illuminati’s smartest/strongest members. With universes colliding and heroes fighting each other to save their own planet, it eventually ends with all the earths merging to form the Battleworld, where Doctor Doom is God.

For Marvel to explore this arc would require a fitting groundwork with the introduction of the Fantastic Four, Namor the Submariner, Molecule man and a few more pivotal superheroes. Also, it would be in a timeline where the new generation, the kids of Marvel’s greatest heroes are established as well.

How Doctor Strange 2 hints at Secret Wars with Fantastic Four

For starters, John Krasinski’s Reed Richards mentioning he’s a parent, essentially confirming Franklin and Valeria Richards is a bread crumb hint for Secret Wars. Although it’s a variant from another universe – it does signal that Marvel’s first family won’t just prioritize the four OG. It will be interesting to see how the new generation will play out in this multiverse chaos.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is out in theatres.

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