If “Spider-Man: No Way Home” left you hungry for more multiverse shenanigans, Marvel has got you covered.
In a surprising move, the studio has dropped the first teaser trailer online for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” six days after it appeared at the end of “No Way Home.” The millions of people who made their way out to see the third Tom Holland-led Spidey installment saw the trailer already — as it served as the movie’s post-credits scene — and today’s drop is the same exact teaser, but now, we can break it down, frame by frame, and examine just what the heck might be going on in the upcoming Sam Raimi-directed film.
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There are no spoilers for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in the teaser trailer, so if you haven’t seen that behemoth of a film, there’s no need to click away. However, there are spoilers here for a number of Disney+ shows, so it’s best to brush up on your “WandaVision” and “What If…?” knowledge. With that said, this teaser is packed full of hidden details that you might not have noticed on the first watch.
Wanda suits up
Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) aka the Scarlet Witch is back in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and we’re still not quite sure what her part is yet. Many have suggested she is going to play a villain in the film (via Inverse), while others hope she’ll remain an ally to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Toward the beginning of the teaser, Stephen meets Wanda in an orchard and asks for help, noting he doesn’t care about what happened in Westview, because an even bigger disaster is happening. She seems happy in her new space, but where their relationship goes from here is a mystery.
The trailer suggests she might be leaning toward the dark side after fully suiting up in her new Scarlet Witch gear, which she donned in the finale episode of “WandaVision.” She also looks like she could be conjuring a spell or practicing some type of magic as she sits outside a circle made of candles.
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Remember, the last time we saw her, Wanda was trying to find her sons somewhere in the multiverse, so whatever she has to do to get them will likely cloud her judgment. That said, Marvel does love sneakily editing trailers to plant false clues in the minds of viewers, so the specifics regarding her actual role likely won’t be revealed until the film’s debut.