The teaser for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, played at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, was an unexpected surprise that, despite its flashiness, said nothing about the film's plot or how Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) are destined to help Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) fix the existence of all things. However, the latest trailer for the film does.
Somewhere in the multiverse, one of the myriad Stephen Strange variants has gone, putting a dent in the multiverse that the original live-action variant must now rectify.
Strange's recent magical interference in No Way Home likely has something to do with how the multiverse becomes corrupted and how a seemingly evil variant of Strange eventually escapes from his home universe. But the new trailer also makes it sound like Multiverse of Madness could be the culmination of all of the overarching issues first uncovered on shows like WandaVision and Loki, both of which strongly suggested their respective main characters might be the next big thing be able. Wonder. Poorly. To be fair, that may be the case, as there's probably more to the story of the Multiverse of Madness than the trailer suggests.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6th.