Marvel fans are reeling from their speculative engines today, after hearing a voice say very similar to Sir Patrick Stewart on Sunday night Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Super Bowl trailer.
The new Marvel movie will see Stephen Strange dragged before some mysterious trial, and people in the comics all think they know who’s at the top of those seven chairs: the Illuminati.
But not that Illuminati. Marvel involves everyone from Professor X to Iron Man.
Who is Marvel’s Illuminati?
The Illuminati was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Steve McNiven in the pages of New Avengersbut they were most active during writer Jonathan Hickman’s tenure in Avengers, which eventually culminated Secret Warpossibly the best Marvel Comics movie of all time.
In the Marvel Comics universe, the Illuminati is where it’s intended to be in the real world, but with a superhero spin: A secret group of Earth’s most powerful superheroes who gather to claim determine their own will on planetary affairs. In the context of the Marvel Universe, “most powerful” does not mean the strongest physically, but politically and intellectually.
Members of the Illuminati are often considered Earth’s greatest minds (Mister Fantastic and Tony Stark) and superhero leaders of nations (mutated puppet namesake Charles Xavier and real kings). such as Black Panther, Namor the Submariner and Black Bolt of the Inhumans). Doctor Strange, as the Sorcerer Supreme of Earth, also usually gets a seat at the table, while other cast members include Beast of the X-Men (after the Professor’s death) and Captain America (who was voted down and had his mind wiped clean after he was sworn in to expose their unethical choices).
Comic history makes an Illuminati appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness It’s intriguing for Marvel fans: This could be the entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Professor X and Mister Fantastic. Patrick Stewart has played Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies since the 2000s, and any hints that Marvel Studios may have finally triggered the inclusion of the X-Men in the MCU is a shock. .
And despite being the central property of Marvel Comics, the Fantastic Four never enjoyed much success on the big screen. Marvel Studios is currently working on a Fantastic Four movie with Spider-Man: There’s no way home Directed by Jon Watts, but few people know about it. If Mister Fantastic appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessThis will be the first appearance of a Fantastic Four character in the MCU.
How often does the Illuminati judge people like Doctor Strange?
Not really, no. After all, dragging people before your secret society for judgment means it’s no longer secret. If the Illuminati think you’ve done something wrong, they need to do something about it, they’ll just pull the strings in the background, like when they shoot Hulk into space.
Are we sure it’s the Illuminati from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?
No – right now it’s just a solid theory. That said, it doesn’t appear that Marvel will be introducing the first Professor X and Mister Fantastic into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as brief guest appearances in the Doctor Strange sequel.
With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Loki sharing the same writer, perhaps unsurprisingly the two stories seem to have a lot in common. Doctor Strange and Loki are both jumping through different interpretations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether through time travel or the multiverse. Both seem Face to face against variant versions of themselvesand part of the story involves them being handcuffed and brought before the space court.
The seven numbers on those chairs might be some idea. They could even be the seven variants of Doctor Strange – if Loki’s variants could be played by actors like Richard E. Grantthat’s why Stephen Strange could be played by Patrick Stewart.
But fans are still speculating interestingly about the idea of a full Illuminati lineup. Actors from all sorts of superhero software projects are trending as fans ruminate on rumors and seek out old fans, like John Krasinski (a casting pick of my favorite cast. fans for a “good” Great quartet movies and considered playing Captain America), or Tom Cruise as an Iron Man variant.
Could it be that Marvel pulled the strings to make this happen? Sure. But even if the studio does, that doesn’t necessarily mean these characters will represent Professor X or Mister Fantastic in the future.
For example, although there’s been a lot of speculation about how Aaron Taylor-Johnson might reprise his role as the mutant Quicksilver in WandaVision, his character doesn’t come from Fox’s X-Men continuity at all. He is an ordinary citizen of Westview, New Jersey, and Agatha Harkness believes he is a reincarnated version of Pietro created by Wanda’s magic.
Marvel Studios has shown that they are completely comfortable playing around with the knowledge of their fan base about Hypertext chaos of corporate film licenses – without actually fulfilling the fan’s wildest crossover dreams.
https://www.polygon.com/22932992/doctor-strange-multiverse-of-madness-charles-xavier-tom-cruise-iron-man-illuminati Theory by Tom Cruise, Professor X and the Illuminati in Doctor Strange 2, explained