Could The MCU's Doctor Strange Actually Be a Villain? | CBR

While Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange may be one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most powerful following the events of Avengers: Endgame, there are some who speculate he might not actually be the hero he seems. In this new video, we’re going to take you through the theory Doctor Strange might actually be a villain.

In the original Doctor Strange film, the hero messed with the timeline in order to stop Dormammu. However, this caused some tension with Karl Mordo, who didn’t believe that use of the Eye of Agamotto was ethical. While Mordo certainly isn’t one to judge, he may just have a point. In Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange once more looked into the future, finding only one in which Thanos was defeated. This theory posits Doctor Strange, however, would have had plenty of opportunities during this look to steer the MCU towards a future more beneficial to him than anyone else.

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Check out the video below for more reasons Doctor Strange might have altered time for his own sinister purposes.

Little is known about the plot of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at this time, and the movie is still in the early stages of production. We do know, however, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will tie into the upcoming Disney+ MCU series in some way. There have also been persistent rumors Nightmare would play a villainous role in the movie, though those plans might have changed following the departure of original director Scott Derrickson.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2022.

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In a new exclusive video, CBR looks at why the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Doctor Strange might just be a villain.

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