Doctor Strange in the Madness of Multiverse marked the entry of many characters as some of them couldn’t make it to the MCU. With characters from different multiverses and other characters having a side story, the movie felt like a crossover event for everyone. The Sorcerer Supreme had many other characters which brought a lot of storylines for the fans to uncover.
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However, there are a few characters who didn’t make it into the final cut of the Doctor Strange sequel. Below are some variants and cameos from past Marvel-related projects that were supposed to appear in the film but didn’t.
Whoever introduced the concept of different timelines to the MCU was highly anticipated. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki topped the list of cameos because Loki series writer Michael Waldron also wrote for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the end credit scene to get a glimpse of God of Mischief, but it feels like a missed opportunity to connect the MCU’s multiversal storylines.
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Ghost Rider reportedly shot a few scenes for the film. He was a member of the secret society Earth-838 and another member of the Illuminati who couldn’t make it to the final draft.
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Tom Cruise’s Iron Man
Fans wanted to get a glimpse of their favorite Iron Man and had various rumors that a variant of Iron Man would be played by Tom Cruise. Writer Michael Waldron even asked Kevin Feige if they could have Tom Cruise. Fans had theories that Tom Cruise could play the role of Iron Man as the role was offered to him in 2008.
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Besides being the new Sorcerer Supreme, Wong is Dr. Strange’s best ally. Doctor Strange 2 concept art has revealed a look of Defender Wong on Earth-838. Wong played a pivotal role in both movies, and he also had a variant of himself in Multiverse of Madness that didn’t make it to the final cut.
After the sequel was announced, fans expected Mordo to be the villain of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The latest Dr. Strange movie left Mordo with a mysterious quest. Apparently, a deleted scene from Doctor Strange 2 involved Wanda killing Earth-616’s Baron Mordo from Doctor Strange in 2016.
While MCU hints at many Wanda Maximoff spinoff projects, XMen’s Michael Fassbender’s Magneto was also set to appear in Doctor Strange 2. Apparently his scenes were also shot but may not have been able to due to the Marvel Studio’s future plan for the male X-Franchise.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on Disney+