Now that Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) has broken every box office record since the start of the pandemic, Marvel fans are looking forward. And while negotiations between Disney and Sony have put a damper on when they can expect to see Tom Holland again as Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is returning in only a few months in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 6, 2022.
The Doctor Strange (2018) sequel was pushed back amid the reshuffling of Marvel’s Phase Four release dates, rumored to include more cameos. Marvel fans speculate they could consist of everyone from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and even Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool).
The latest Marvel leak comes from Preternia Toys on Twitter, advertising Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line of toys that will be coming out to promote Multiverse of Madness, saying:
“If you want to go the case route for the Doctor Strange Wave Entertainment Earth […] Case pack is 8 figures, plain Dr Strange is double packed. They also claim it ships in January.”
If you want to go the case route for the Doctor Strange Wave Entertainment Earth has it for $183.99 + free shipping + use code 2103212 for $15 off – https://t.co/19Xq9NM0zq
Case pack is 8 figures, plain Dr Strange is double packed. They also claim it ships in January. pic.twitter.com/XI6z4zZji8
— Preternia (@preterniadotcom) December 16, 2021
Marvel Legends will often include figures not featured in the film to have a whole wave. However, it seems likely that at least some of the three figures included in the line will show up alongside Doctor Strange, Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez).
So who are the three figures included in this leak?
Rintrah is an alien first introduced in Doctor Strange Vol 2 #80 (1986) by Peter Gillis and Chris Warner. He is not a villain but helped by repairing the Cloak of Levitation. The green minotaur comes from the planet R’Vaal, which exists in another dimension. It has previously been rumored that Adam Hugill would be playing Rintrah.
After saving the Sorcerer Supreme’s life multiple times, he left his dimension to become Doctor Strange’s apprentice. The toy figure is wearing the students’ robes at Kamar-Taj, so perhaps they will encounter him as the team of Marvel superheroes travel dimensions. He could be working with the variant of Mordon (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Sleepwalker was introduced in a solo series Sleepwalker (1991) by Bob Budiansky and Bret Blevins. The Sleepwalkers protect people’s dreams from invaders like Nightmare. The character known as Sleepwalker in the Marvel Universe is one of these “dream police” who became trapped inside the body of a college student named Richard Sheridan.
Sleepwalker existed in his corner of Marvel Comics and does not interact with the main heroes like the Avengers or the X-Men very much. He did once work with Darkhawk, Deathlok, and Moon Knight during Infinity Gauntlet to stop Thanos. Recently, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios were working on a Sleepwalker project.
If you think that D’Spayre looks scary, he is supposed to. He is a demon and one of the Fear Lords. Adding him will undoubtedly add to the frightening vibe that Doctor Strange 2 is going for. Director Sam Raimi seems to be making the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first horror film.
D’Spayre was created 20,000 years ago by the Dweller-in-Darkness, who fans recently met in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). And Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and his Ten Rings of Power were last seen with Wong (Benedict Wong), who is returning in Multiverse of Madness.
D’Spayre did appear in Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger, played Brooklyn McLinn. It was intended to be set in the MCU, but its status as canon is up for debate – like Runaways and Agents of SHIELD. The Netflix Marvel shows like Daredevil and Defenders may still exist in the main Marvel timeline, and while Cloak and Dagger referenced Luke Cage, only Kevin Feige knows if it is canon.
More on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Dr. Stephen Strange’s next entry in the MCU does not have an official description at the time. But it will bring Scarlet Witch back to bid screen after the events of WandaVision, which is currently streaming on Disney+. It will be dealing with the new Marvel Multiverse after it was introduced in Loki, explored in What If…? and was a central part of No Way Home.
It will bring back some of the variants seen in What If..? like Strange Supreme and Captain Carter.
Let us know in the comments who else you think could pop up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.