Lucy Lawless Breaks Silence on Surprising Doctor Strange 2 Cameo

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was home to several jaw-dropping cameos — from Professor Charles Xavier to Reed Richards that left MCU fans on the edge of their seats. However, did you know that the Phase 4 film also featured an interesting nod to one of television's most beloved heroes? And chances are, you probably didn't even notice it.

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Apparently, the huge statue placed outside the Illuminati headquarters was actually modeled after actress Lucy Lawless who of course famously portrayed the Warrior Princess Xena on television. The nod was confirmed by director Sam Raimi himself.

Turns out, Lawless never knew about her "cameo" in the film and only found out about the Xena nod on Friday. Taking to her official Twitter page, the New Zealand actress giddily shared details about the iconic TV character's inclusion in the film. Check it out below:

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It's definitely a clever touch on Sam Raimi's part to include a mini-homage to Xena but I find it absolutely baffling how Lucy has yet to receive an offer to star in an MCU project. She did star in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC but we all know that the show is now canon to the MCU (yet) so technically, it still doesn't count.

Meanwhile, Lucy happens to be the current favorite amongst fans to replace Gina Carano in The Mandalorian Season 3 but as it stands, Lucasfilm has yet to reveal Cara Dune's fate following Carano's highly-publicized firing.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on Disney+.

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