If the new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer was enough to send fans in a frenzy, we might have more in store to look forward to when it hits theaters this year. The Official Trailer for Doctor Strange goes into full “strange mode,” with trippy visuals overlapping with action snippets and a few familiar faces. One of these faces might be Patrick Stewart himself, who famously portrayed Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films.
A Voice We’ve Heard Before, The Potential Return of Patrick Stewart in Doctor Strange 2
As aforementioned, the Official Trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness presents many great moments. Variants of Stephen Strange will play into the film’s conflict; multiversal jumps across many dimensions; Nightmare references; Wanda searching for her children – the footage throws a lot toward the audience.
But the biggest tease that the trailer provides is the possible first appearance of the Illuminati. Not only that, but a charming voice followed by the sight of a bald head speculates that Mutants are finally here. Patrick Stewart, who played Charles Xavier from 2000 to 2017 where the character ultimately meets his demise in Logan.
While the multiverse makes “What If…?” scenarios totally possible, we’re unsure how Professor Xavier will play into the narrative. We might be in the dark, for now, Stewart spoke with Comicbook to shed some light on the rumors:
You know, people have been imitating my voice ever since I came on the stage 60 years ago. So, I can’t be held responsible for that…Here’s the problem… If we had not made Logan, then yes, I would probably be ready to get into that wheelchair one more time and be Charles Xavier. But Logan changed all that.”
Even though we had to experience Charles Xavier’s fall, the character might return in a different form thanks to the multiverse. Perhaps Patrick Stewart is playing it safe and taking the Andrew Garfield route of lying to the press until the movie officially releases. Either way, the MCU is vastly changing, so it’ll definitely be interesting to see everyone finally come together.
What are your thoughts on Patrick Stewart and his comments for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Are we getting a new and improved Charles, or has he taken up the main spot for the Illuminati? Let us know in the comments!