Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a movie that is finally gathering some momentum. Now that Spider-man No Way Home has come and gone, all attention is firmly on the Doctor Strange sequel.
Although the movie isn’t due to release until May 6th, 2022 multiple fan theories, rumors and leaks have already appeared online.
A reminder that most of these are just rumors for now unless otherwise stated and should be taken with a pinch of salt. Here are some of the craziest Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness rumors.
Tom Cruise will appear as an Iron Man variant
Yes, you did read that correctly. Tom Cruise as an alternate version of Tony Stark.
If you didn’t already know, Tom Cruise was in the running to play Iron Man before Robert Downey Jr was eventually cast for the first MCU movie which released back in 2008.
Now, if rumors are to be believed, Cruise could be about to get the chance to do exactly that even if it’s only as a cameo.
Leaked images (which can’t be posted here) have already showed Doctor Strange alongside some Ultron bots which will reportedly be controlled by the Tony Stark variant in Multiverse of Madness.
Crazier things have happened.
Chris Evans back as The Human Torch
Most people know Chris Evans as Captain America but that wasn’t the actors first foray into the superhero world. He played a major role as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movies a number of years back.
The new rumor says that not only will Evans return as Johnny Storm he will also play an evil Hydra version of Captain America.
If it does happen, expect it to be a fun little cameo appearance and not something that will effect the plot in any meaningful manner.
Professor X, Magneto and Mr. Fantastic will show up
As we previously reported here, leaked images have shown that Professor X and Magneto will be showing up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in some capacity.
The reports say that the characters will appear alongside Reed Richards aka Mr Fantastic as members of The Illuminati. This is a group of well intentioned super powered individuals who have deemed themselves responsible for protecting Earth from outside threats.
Tobey Maguire coming back as Spider-man…again
The OG wallcrawler Tobey Maguire himself is also rumoured to make an appearance.
Director Sam Raimi is at the helm for Multiverse of Madness and also directed Maguire’s three outings as Spider-man.
This one is the least likely, however a few sources have reported on the rumor so we’ve decided to include it in our list.
What are your thoughts on these rumors? Which one would you most like to see? Let us know in the comments below or over on social media @GeeksGonnaGeek. As always, thanks for reading.