The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow as the franchise explores the other realities in existence and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is on its way to make things either better or worse as the multiverse breaks after his botched spell but a new poster released for the film may have just hinted the perfect fix for the impending doom.
As the tickets for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releases, tons of new posters for the movie came out as well and all the art in each subtly hints something in connection to the current dilemma of the titular hero: the multiverse is breaking and while it is not only his fault, there’s Loki and Slyvie to blame, too, and possibly some other factors like Wanda being the Scarlet Witch, a new poster from Screen X might have just hinted the solution to their problem: the Book of Vishanti.
Various trailers tease that the villains of the story will be the other versions of Doctor Strange and Wanda Maximoff and if this is the normal sequence of events, that would be weird, but given the multiverse seeping into the current universe of the heroes, one thing is to be blamed in this case: the Book of the Damned, the Darkhold.
The Darkhold appeared in WandaVision, in the possession of Agatha Harkness, an age-old witch who uses dark magic learned from the Book of the Damned, and Agatha explained to Wanda that a whole chapter in the said book is dedicated to her being the Scarlet Witch, a witch forged, not born, one without a coven, no need for incantations, with powers beyond the Sorcerer Supreme and one destined to destroy the world.
In the comics, the Darkhold originated from the Dark Dimension where it is said to contain infinite knowledge about the universe. The book itself is made up of Dark matter making it a staple source of Dark magic. It is said that those who get ahold of the Darkhold would be damned or would be one of the most powerful beings with an infinite source of knowledge.
In the poster, it seems that another book of magic will be featured in the film. The spell book looks really different from the Darkhold and it sits on an intricate stand which means it is important, right? Well, it could be from the comics as well, the exact opposite of the Darkhold, penned by Agamotto himself, the Book of Vishanti, the first ever Sorcerer Supreme.
The Book of Vishanti, in the comics, it has an endless number of pages, and it is made to deflect magic with spells to be used only for defense and never on offense. The holders of the book get vast knowledge to counter evil or dark magic. With this, it purports that it is the exact opposite of the Darkhold. If the one on the poster is indeed the Book of Vishanti, there is a chance for Doctor Strange and the rest to fix the multiverse breaking.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premieres in theaters on May 6, 2022.