The world was taken by storm when the trailer of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dropped during this years’ Super Bowl and everyone just got as excited to see that characters, new and old, are coming into the film. At one point, the titular hero was arrested and was taken away, many speculated that it is Marvel’s Illuminati and Professor X was one of them, how is he related to the group?
Doctor Strange 2: Who Are Marvel's Illuminati? How is Professor X Related to Them?
In the comics, Marvel’s Illuminati is a secret group created by Tony Stark that convenes to help the people with powers and decide what to do with them. It consisted of heroes from various teams such as Black Bolt, Namor, Professor X, Reed Richards, and Tony Stark. Once, Doctor Strange even sat with these heroes when they sent Hulk away from Earth.
Surprisingly, the rumor mill seems to be predicting some things right. The voice of Patrick Stewart was heard in the trailer, Tom Cruise is speculated to be a variant and a more powerful version of Tony Stark, Namor is expected to arrive in Black Panther 2, and the lead Fantastic Four character, Reed Richards, is a much-awaited character to get into the MCU.
Professor X is a known member of the secret group and having him as one of them only leads to one thing: he reads minds, dives deep into the hidden thoughts of one that no secret could be kept from him. He’s a real asset to the group, it’s no question how or why he became a member of it.
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In the trailer, it was expected that it is Marvel’s Illuminati that apprehended Doctor Strange after breaking the rules of time and space, opening the multiverse, and letting it break. Wanda saw how unfair it was to see him come out as a hero but when she did the same, she came out as a villain in the eyes of others.
What's interesting is how far their authority goes considering that Doctor Strange broke some serious rules and who are they to be the tribunal to apprehend him for doing so? In what capacity are they in to check into these powered individuals?
Could they really be Marvel’s Illuminati? Find out when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness drops in theaters on May 6, 2022.
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