If you’re a Marvel fan who’s up to date with Phase 4 of the MCU, then you’d probably know that the multiverse has finally opened up, from shows like Loki, What If…, and even movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home. The multiverse has opened up infinite possibilities for Marvel and the stories they would want to make.
As the multiverse opens up, there is an infinite number of cameos that Marvel can play with, and with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness coming in April 2022, rumors have gone around the internet about all the possible surprise cameos for that movie.
Tom Cruise’s Tony Stark Variant
Tom Cruise was one of the first actors considered for the Iron Man role, which eventually went to Robert Downey Jr. Apparently, Cruise felt like the part didn’t fit him, so he rejected the offer. Some rumors say that Cruise might appear as a Tony Stark Variant in Dr. Strange 2, and someone already made art for us to visualize that possibility better.
Nicholas Cage as the Ghost Rider
2007’s Ghost Rider wasn’t exactly a critical success, but fans would surely be excited to see Nicolas Cage as the demonic superhero in the MCU. It was leaked last October that the Ghost Rider would appear in the movie, after apparently being “freed from some spiritual prison.” Only time will tell if this rumor is true, though.
#MultiverseOfMadness Nicolas Cage appears as Johnny Blaze and initially refuses to help at first. His Ghost Rider will be very powerful and will even mention/tease Mephisto. pic.twitter.com/smneXfv4Fq
— Moth Culture (@Moth_Culture) December 26, 2021
The Illuminati: Ian Mckellen as Magneto, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, and Idan Gruffurd as Mr. Fantastic
Possible SPOILERS for MoM ahead!
— Doctor Strange 2 Updates (@DrStrangeUpdate) December 19, 2021
Magneto, Professor X, and Mr. Fantastic are all classic characters in the Marvel comics, and we’ve seen them in different movies from Fox-related movies. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are legendary actors known for their superhero roles, so fans hope to see them again. Even seeing Mr. Fantastic in the MCU would be cool, despite his very spotty record.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
In a now-deleted tweet, twitter user @ViewerAnon wanted the Wolverine to join the MCU, but plans didn’t go through. “Last year I hinted that LOGAN might not be Hugh Jackman’s last performance as Wolverine. That’s because they wanted him for DOCTOR STRANGE 2 to fight Wanda (and get his ass decimated). Apparently it didn’t end up happening.”
Still, it would be a pleasure for Marvel fans to see Wolverine in the MCU. He’s a beloved character, and we’ve watched him throughout the decades in his X-men films.
Halle Berry as Storm and James Marsden as Cyclops
A leak from 4chan states that Halle Berry’s Storm character and James Marsden’s Cyclops will appear in the movie’s final act, trying to help Dr. Strange defeat Shuma Gorath. This also includes Professor X, as mentioned earlier. It seems like a stretch, but Marvel can make the impossible seem possible nowadays.
Wesley Snipes as Blade
Blade will appear in the MCU and will be played by Mahershala Ali, but Wesley Snipes’ Blade might just appear in Dr. Strange 2. A short paragraph from Screen Rant started the rumors that Snipes might just reprise his classic role.
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man
Rumors say that Tobey’s Spider-Man might appear in Multiverse of Madness. It is very much possible considering that he already showed up in No Way Home, and that the director for Dr. Strange 2 is Sam Raimi, the same person who called the shots in Maguire’s Spider-man trilogy.
Edward Norton as Bruce Banner
In the same 4chan mentioned earlier, Edward Norton reprises his role as Bruce Banner and the Hulk. He might be a Bruce Banner variant from another universe. Take note that he is not the original MCU Bruce Banner, as we all know that Mark Ruffalo replaced him and his Hulk. It’s all a bit confusing, but we still hope to see him nonetheless.
Multiverse of Madness sounds like it would be a lot of fun if we can expect all these cameos. But as of now these are only rumors, so we’ll just have to take all this with a grain of salt.
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