While many Marvel fans haven’t moved on yet with the three-generation crossover of Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going to take that to the next level as the film is reportedly rumored to have multiple cameos. No Way Home had successfully given us a proper introduction to the Multiverse, but the Doctor Strange sequel will furtherly explore the Multiverse into the deep end.
The recent trailer of the Sam Raimi picture totally blew the fans, revealing strange locations and potential teasers of characters who are rumored to join the film. The trailer teased Gargantos, Zombie Doctor Strange, Superior Iron Man, Captain Marvel Variant, but one character definitely stood out and Marvel seemingly confirmed that the leader of the X-Men, Charles Xavier or Professor X, will definitely be in the film.
Among all the new elements teased, a familiar voice was heard in the trailer interrogating Doctor Strange, and that's no other than Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. Is he really in the film or is it just another easter egg waiting to happen?
When asked about the possibility of him appearing in the Doctor Strange sequel, Patrick Stewart hilariously responded, “Who’s Doctor Strange?” and fans couldn't get enough of this answer. However, Stewart has already confirmed his appearance in the film in a recent interview with Jake’s Takes Youtube channel.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the X-Men star explained his potential return as Professor X but didn’t directly answer any questions. Instead, Steward explained, “This is a very delicate area... All I can say to you is we’ll have to see. But bear in mind that Professor Xavier has already died twice. I think he must have some sort of Superman quality.”
Kidding aside, we all know that Professor X isn’t Kryptonian at all. The possible reason why he is in the film is that Doctor Strange is traveling through a different universe where Professor X may have originally existed.
Leaks of the film also claim that Professor X is the leader of the Illuminati team, an organization that protects the Multiverse together with Reed Richards, Namor, Iron Man, Black Bolt, and even Doctor Strange himself.
Now that Patrick Stewart already confirmed his appearance, we will surely unravel the reason why he was resurrected to star in the MCU again. It’s either Marvel is finally bringing the X-Men into the MCU, or it's just a complete cameo that serves only as an element to surprise the fans.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will premiere in theaters on May 6.