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Multiverse of Madness Trailer Features Zombie Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch

A new trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness features zombie versions of both Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

At two separate points in the minute-long trailer, the camera cuts to the zombified versions of Wanda and Strange that were introduced in Disney+'s animated Marvel Cinematic Universe series What If...? The zombie Strange had been teased in previous Multiverse of Madness marketing materials, but this is the clearest look yet.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness picks up on plot points established in not just What If...? but WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home. "It is madness, for sure, what happens in our film," Benedict Cumberbatch recently explained. "It’s pretty full-on. And it’s big, man. It’s very, very ambitious. And if we bring it off, I think it could be one of the biggest [Marvel films] we’ve seen so far."

At the helm of Multiverse of Madness is Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi, who took over when Scott Derrickson departed over creative differences. "We want it to be a Sam Raimi movie," Marvel Studios President/Marvel CCO Kevin Feige said. "We would give notes like, 'This action is cool - you're competing with Avengers and Spider-Man, no problem - but don't forget the Sam Raimi parts.'"

Also joining the team is Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez. "I think it comes down to the nature of her powers, and the fact that the title of the film contains the word 'Multiverse' in it -- seems like a no-brainer to me," America Chavez creator Joe Casey previously told. "I think we all know she's had a weird journey in the comics when it comes to the consistency of her depiction. Obviously, her introduction into the MCU is an opportunity to distill the character down to her basic essence and strip away some of the baggage that may or may not have been weighing her down in the comics over the last decade. I have to be honest, when I created this character way back in 2010 -- a time when we were already well into what became known as "Phase One" of the MCU -- I never even considered that she might actually end up in one of these movies. It's a wild thing to see happen

Directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness conjures its way into theaters on May 6.

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