How Doctor Strange 2’s costumes stack up against previous MCU movies and shows
Marvel has unveiled the costumes of some of the characters featured in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Artwork in the form of a comic book cover provided the first official match for the heroes who will reunite in the upcoming Phase 4 film. Based on what is revealed, the MCU is making some big changes.
The four characters presented by Marvel are Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Wong (Benedict Wong) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). Although Marvel has revealed very little about the plot of the film, it is presumed that the objective of the heroes will be to save the multiverse from an interdimensional threat, be it Dormammu, Nightmare, Mephisto or another villain from Marvel Comics. At first glance, the threat to Doctor Strange 2 isn’t one that the Sorcerer Supreme can handle on his own, which is probably why he and Wong will team up with Wanda and America.
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As new news unfolds, it’s possible that Doctor Strange’s team will expand to include more Marvel characters, such as Clea, Brother Voodoo, and more. But even if they don’t, Strange will still have a reliable group of heroes fighting by his side, two of whom are returning MCU heroes and the other a new face. What to expect from them Doctor Strange 2 Stories are hard to tell at this point, but what the main characters will wear once the action begins is a little less mysterious now. Here is what Doctor Strange 2 the costumes look like and how these new looks stack up against previous MCU movies and shows, as well as the comics.
Prior to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme was already in the same category as Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Iron Man, who have some of the most accurate costumes in Marvel Cinematic Universe history. Doctor Strange 2 doubled that by taking even more inspiration from the source material. First of all, the traditional look of Doctor Strange in the comics includes a symbol on his chest, which was omitted from his solo film and his appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. But the Doctor Strange 2 art suggests that he is finally incorporated into his costume. A second detail that is certainly worth mentioning is Agamotto’s eye, which is attached to the collar of his cloak. This is how he wore it in the comics – as opposed to previous MCU movies, in which it hung in front of his chest.
The presence of the Eye of Agamotto can cause a major development of the story. It was destroyed by Thanos (Josh Brolin), but it is oddly still in the possession of Doctor Strange. One explanation for this may be that Strange used a fake one during the Battle of Wakanda, another theory being that he broke the rules of time travel and uses the Eye of Agamotto from another timeline, may -be because it’s the only way to save the multiverse.
In Marvel Comics, Wong is the bald, green-clad Chinese monk and martial arts master who serves as Doctor Strange’s butler at the Sanctum Sanctorum. The MCU has taken steps to avoid racial stereotypes with its approach to Wong by making big changes to his character and role in Doctor Strange’s life. He even ditched his green color palette in favor of the purple outfit of the masters of the mystical arts. Looking at his Doctor Strange 2 look, the MCU continues to take Wong away from his comic book counterpart. Wong appears to have a lot thicker hair than before, which makes him look even less like the butler who helped Doctor Strange in classic comics. As for the costume itself, it looks a bit more genteel than what he previously wore, which could indicate that he has risen through the ranks of the Masters of the Mystical Arts.
Thanks to WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff of the MCU is finally the scarlet witch. After years of being the super powerful Avenger who got her abilities from a science experiment with the Mind Stone, Wanda has become the mystical powerhouse of comics. Finally, Marvel explored her magical history from the comics and made it the focal point of her character. Doctor Strange 2 will pick up where the series left off by allowing it to be a part of Sorcerer Supreme’s multiverse adventure.
In keeping with his magical transformation in the Disney + series, Doctor Strange 2 ditched her outfits from the Avengers movies and – as expected – instead uses the costume that debuted in the WandaVision final. It’s largely the same, but it has received a noticeable adjustment. Scarlet Witch’s red costume now has long sleeves that cover all of her arms. The addition of the sleeves brings it closer to its design in modern comics. Everything else, including the long-lost headdress, is taken from the costume she acquired in WandaVision.
As noted above, Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez is the only member of Doctor Strange’s team who happens to be new to the MCU. So for now, the Doctor Strange 2 the illustration is the only official look Marvel has provided of her character so far. The Young Avenger debuted in 2017, and the teaser image suggests the MCU will follow its base version of Marvel Comics – including its use of star-shaped portals to traverse the multiverse.
In the comics, she is described as some sort of patriotic superhero, given that her code name is “Miss America”. It is clear from his costume that Doctor Strange 2 will keep this aspect of his character. His gray jacket has the red and white stripes of the American flag on the shoulders and a strip of blue stars on the sleeve. This design was taken straight from Marvel Comics. What is missing from this look is America Chavez’s blue shirt with a white star in the middle. He may have been excluded for a good reason. Similar to how the MCU evolved Scarlet Witch, America Chavez’s plan might be for her to start a teenage girl who discovers powers in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, then dress up as a full-fledged superhero on a later outing.
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