Bruce Campbell Warns Fans His “Pivotal” Cameo May Have Been Cut

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Bruce Campbell doesn’t think his cameo will make the final cut for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022). 

(L) America Chavez talking to (R) Defender Strange who seems to be saving them with his magic
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After hearing about how many cameos are reported to be in Doctor Strange 2, it isn’t surprising that Campbell thinks he might not make it into the movie. The Doctor Strange sequel is rumored to include many old Marvel cameos such as Ben Affleck’s Daredevil, the old X-Men cast, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, and a tease for the new Fantastic Four. The movie will also introduce fans to America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) and include Zombies, Captain Carter, and potentially Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool.

Doctor Strange 2 has a lot of ambition which is why Benedict Cumberbatch believes the movie will be able to compete with Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) at the box office. The new Marvel movie will be further exploring what happened after Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange made the world forget Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is Peter Parker.

Spider-Man No Way Home
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While speaking on the Radio Labyrinth podcast, Campbell shared how his cameo has to compete with all the new additions Raimi has to add into the film:

“It’s hard with the Marvel movies, it’s hard to even lie because I could be caught out as a liar in my lie. If I told you I think I’m not in it, I could still wind up being in it. They make about 86 of these movies at the same time, so even Sam Raimi’s had to film additional material that was not in the original script. ‘Because now we’re going to put Captain Stinko in, and introduce him at the end because we’re going to spin him off here.’ So they’ve always had to add and subtract as they go.”

Wanda Maximoff in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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Campbell added that he felt that anything was on the table to be cut and said that Cumberbatch should even be “worried” about some of his cameos not making in the final cut:

 “Even if I were to have done a pivotal cameo — because I only do pivotal cameos, and I can explain if you see it — we won’t really know the answer until May. If I were [Doctor Strange actor] Benedict Cumberbatch, I would be worried that I would get cut out.” 

Stephen Strange looking at the silhouette of Charles Xavier (Professor X)
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At first glance, it seems that Campbell is joking about Cumberbatch having some cameos cut, but the movie will include several variants of Strange. It’s very likely that some of the more bizarre variants will end up getting cut to give more screen time to some other variants.

The movie has already confirmed three other variants of Doctor Strange; Supreme Strange, Defender Strange, and, Doctor Strange Supreme. While this might get confusing seeing Cumberbatch playing several different versions of the same character, it will be interesting to see how many more variants of Strange will pop up.

Strange and Strange Supreme in dark ethereal Sanctum Sanctorum
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Campbell had previously said that his cameo let him play a very cool character who had a special role in the film. Some fans immediately wondered if he played a variant of Reed Richards that was a part of the Illuminati Council with Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier.

Fans know that Raimi loves to have Campbell in his marvel movies as the actor had a cameo in every Tobey Maguire Spider-Man film. It would be heartbreaking if the actor gets cut from the film as Marvel fans hope that Raimi continues the tradition.

More on Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Strange looking at the Sanctum Sanctorum and Statue of Doctor Strange
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Doctor Strange 2 is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange in the main timeline, but he will also play other variants in the movie such as Zombie Strange, Defender Strange, and Strange Supreme. The movie will also star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch/Wanda MaximoffAmerica Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), Wong as the Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Wong), Mordo, (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Rintrah (Adam Hugill), Charles Xavier/Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart), and potentially other characters from the Marvel universe.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
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Do you think Bruce Campbell’s cameo will be cut? Who do you think Campbell is playing in Doctor Strange 2? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

There are many things to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while we wait for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. On Disney+  you can expect Moon Knight on March 30, Ms. Marvel in Summer 2022, and She-Hulk to debut this year. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness comes out on May 6, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.

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