A Doctor Strange 2 fan poster features a team-up between the Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). One of the more recent Marvel sequels to be confirmed, 2016 Doctor Strange helmer, Scott Derrickson, is poised to return to direct the sequel. Not much is known about what will go down in the film but considering that Strange’s origin movie teased Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) going rogue after learning about the Ancient One’s wrongdoings, fans might see this angle tackled.
Right now, both Strange and Wanda are dead after being snuffed out of existence due to Thanos’ deadly snap in Avengers: Infinity War. The two were among the standout characters of the film, fighting hard to prevent the Mad Titan from achieving his goal of wiping out half of life in the universe. But with Avengers 4 expected to resurrect some, if not all of the vaporized heroes, the two are expected to be brought back to life one way or another. Perhaps after resolving the crisis at hand, the pair can team-up in a future film like what this brand new fan art is suggesting.
Courtesy of Redditor realityavengers is a brand new fan poster for Doctor Strange 2. On top of implying that both Wong (Benedict Wong) and Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) are set to join Cumberbatch in the sequel, the illustration also interestingly showcases what it would look like if Wanda were to appear in the film. Check out the image below:
From the surface, it doesn’t seem to make sense for Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange to be partnered up. They haven’t met each other despite both appearing in Infinity War and there’s no clear link between the two as of the moment. But in hindsight, they actually have a lot in common especially in terms of their power sets. The pair’s primary superhero capabilities stem from an Infinity Stone – Wanda got her abilities from the Mind Stone, while Strange is the keeper of the Time Stone aka. the Eye of Agamotto. If Marvel Studios decides to keep the elemental crystals around after Avengers 4, it’s fitting that those who have a direct connection to them keep in touch with one another in case another villain comes around to collect all six gems like Thanos did.
Furthermore, no other MCU hero knows magic and mysticism better than Strange, making him the perfect mentor to Scarlet Witch. Despite being in training to be an Avenger before the incident in Lagos that prompted that implementation of the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War, it felt like no one knew how to help Wanda learn how to hone her abilities. She’s supposed to be one of the most powerful heroes in the franchise, but she hasn’t used any of her other superhero capabilities except for generating energy blasts and flying. Avengers: Age of Ultron featured her using her mind manipulation skills but that was never highlighted again. Perhaps under the Sorcerer Supreme’s tutelage in Doctor Strange 2 she can finally explore the mysterious power she possesses and finally assert her place as one of the most prominent Avengers.