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Doctor Strange 2
Interview

Bruce Campbell vs. the Marvel Cinematic Universe

“Well, he's in the universe now,” Campbell tells Inverse of his MCU character. “Which means he's in every universe because these are all multi-layered universes.”

The Inverse Interview

Doctor Strange star reveals the Avengers character she wants to “interact” with most

Xochitl Gomez may be central to the Multiverse Saga, but no one has officially spoken to her about it — yet.

Howl at the Moon

Werewolf by Night may steal one brilliant trick from Doctor Strange 2

It’s time for the MCU to truly embrace its spooky side.

The Inverse Interview

Doctor Strange 2 costume designer reveals the secrets of Marvel’s Illuminati

Graham Churchyard breaks down some of the newest looks in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Professor X to America Chavez.

MCU

Fantastic Four movie leak allegedly reveals the perfect Reed Richards casting

Step aside, Jim Halpert.

Traveling in Style

Doctor Strange 2 Easter egg could reveal Fantastic Four's time-travel twist

The appearance of Reed Richards isn’t the only evidence of the Fantastic Four in the multiverse.

MCU

Doctor Strange 2 director just revealed a huge Fantastic Four casting spoiler

John Krasinski’s MCU future may not be as clear as fans think.

But Wait, there's more

Doctor Strange 2 post-credits scene fixes one obnoxious Marvel problem

A lost art, finally revived.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 producer reveals a genius Easter egg that everyone missed

Wanda’s influence is everywhere.

MCU

Fantastic Four movie leak reveals an exciting update on the MCU reboot

New information on the upcoming Marvel movie could reveal how it connects to the cinematic universe.

MCU

Marvel leak reveals Wanda Maximoff’s unexpected MCU return

Wanda Maximoff’s return may already be in the works.

MCU

Marvel leak may reveal a mind-blowing House of Harkness cameo

It was Agatha all along...

MCU

Fantastic Four movie leak reveals a disappointing timeline update

One of the most anticipated Marvel movies still needs a director.

MCU

Doctor Strange 2 Disney Plus release date is sooner than you think

The Multiverse of Madness will enter your homes this month.

The Inverse Interview

Here’s why Stranger Things’ Vecna reminds you of Game of Thrones’ Night King

Makeup artist Barrie Gower reveals the process behind fantasy’s most notorious monsters.

Entertainment

Loki Season 2 could solve Marvel's biggest Phase 4 dilemma, writer reveals

Loki head writer teases that the events of Multiverse of Madness may be observed through a TVA monitor.

No Way Home
Petered Out

Spider-Man: No Way Home theory reveals how Dr. Strange's spell really works

Let’s get into magical detail.

MCU

Thor: Love and Thunder leaks reveal an unexpected Venom connection

The MCU is about to get... goopy?

Entertainment

Morbius post-credits explained: How Sony's Spider-Man spinoff mangles Marvel's multiverse [Spoilers]

Morbius has lofty and baffling connections to the MCU.

Dude, Where's My Crescent?

Moon Knight is a brilliant rebuttal of Marvel's most pervasive trend

What's the deal with Oscar Isaac's accent? It might be more important than you think.

The Inverse Interview

How the ‘Everything Everywhere’ directors explore the multiverse in ways Marvel cannot

The filmmaking duo Daniels evolve in their exploration of the multiverse with Hong Kong icon Michelle Yeoh in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once.'

No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home theory sets up a powerful Doctor Strange 2 cameo

Is there anyone who still remembers Peter Parker?

Dare to Dream

Disney+’s rumored Daredevil reboot is more important than you think

Matt Murdock is stepping from the shadows to the spotlight.

Trailer Park

When will the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer come out? It’s sooner than you think

When can we expect to see Asgard again?

Trust issues

Is Deadpool in 'Doctor Strange 2'? Ryan Reynolds reveals a concerning update

Marvel's resident smart aleck is apparently not due for another movie appearance.

Entertainment

10 years ago, Michael B. Jordan made a surprisingly influential superhero thriller

“I am an apex predator.”

No Way Home

Spider-Man 3's script reveals a twist on Peter and MJ's ending

There’s more going on in one No Way Home scene than you think.

MCU

Spider-Man: No Way Home concept art reveals Mysterio almost fought Doctor Strange

Did Quentin Beck survive Far From Home?

The Gutter

Why introducing the X-Men in 'Doctor Strange 2' is... madness

Oscar Bait

Spider-Man: No Way Home doesn't deserve an Oscar — but another Marvel movie does

No Way Home was a great movie, but maybe it doesn’t need any Oscar to stay great.

Spider-Verse

How Andrew Garfield can solve Sony’s biggest Spider-Man problem

What might have seemed impossible two months ago no longer does.

Entertainment

Huge Spider-Man: No Way Home theory changes the future of the Avengers

Spider-Man may have lost everything, but he may not have lost everyone.

What If...?
Love and Thunder

Thor 4 trailer Easter egg reveals a surprising multiverse connection to Doctor Strange 2

Zeus isn’t the only notable being who pops up in the latest Thor: Love and Thunder teaser.

Entertainment

Every cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness explained

Some faces you'll recognize. Some you probably won’t. Here’s how to identify them all.

Multiverse of Madness

The one surprising Marvel movie you need to watch before Doctor Strange 2

Forget Doctor Strange and WandaVision...

Multiverse of Madness

'Doctor Strange 2' leaks reveal a mind-blowing multiversal cameo

'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' already has some wild cameos from across the Marvel universe, but this latest leak blows them all away.

What Next?

'Doctor Strange 2' trailer: Every 'What If?' Easter egg revealed in 'Multiverse of Madness'

The 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Super Bowl trailer had many blink-and-you'll-miss-it references to Marvel's animated multiverse show, 'What If...?'

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2’s new poster reveals a shocking What If? Easter egg

Multiverse of Madness is bringing back one of What If…?’s best variants.

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 leak continues an upsetting but necessary Marvel tradition

Doctor Strange has an enemy in Multiverse of Madness, but it’s not who fans think it should be.

Scene Stealers 2021

Marvel’s most surprising variant needs a Disney+ spinoff ASAP

MCU

Look: 12 incredible new Marvel shows coming to Disney+

Marvel just revealed a ton of new live-action and animated series currently in development. Let’s take a closer look.

Binge Watcher

How 'What If's ending sets up a major Marvel Phase 4 cameo

Watch out, Kang.

Inverse Codex

Everything we know about 'What If?' Season 2

Everything you need to know about the second season of Marvel’s multiversal series.

Binge Watcher

'What If?' Episode 9 sets up a major 'Avengers 5' crossover

The 'What If?' Season 1 finale introduces a new superhero team with the formation of the Guardians of the Multiverse.

Binge Watcher

What If ending explained: What's next for Captain Carter, the Watcher, and more?

Season 1 is over, but these characters are far from done.

Into the Multiverse

'Doctor Strange 2' leaks just made 'What If' required viewing for one reason

The Doctor Strange sequel may feature more than its fair share of What If...? Easter eggs.

Binge Watcher

What If? Episode 9 release date, premiere time, plot, trailer, and Disney+ schedule

The first season of Marvel’s What If…? comes to an end this week.

Binge Watcher

What If Episode 8 Easter egg reveals a mind-blowing Star Wars connection

Did What If just create a shared Star Wars-Marvel multiverse?

Loki
Mando!

10 Marvel and Star Wars reveals from D23 you don’t want to miss

The next few years are packed for Marvel and Star Wars fans.

The Gutter

Loki Season 2 could resurrect one of the worst Thor villains of all time

Things may soon get zanier for Marvel’s God of Mischief.

Another!

60 facts you didn’t know about Marvel’s Thor

#37: Frog Thor was originally going to be a duck.

Mischief Managed

Loki Season 2 leak allegedly reveals one DC stars shocking Marvel role

Loki’s second season may end up being even more important than fans think.

Dream a little dream

Will the Corinthian return in Sandman Season 2? Comics reveal the answer

We haven’t seen the last of Sandman’s teeth-for-eyes serial killer.

Multiverse of Meh

Ms. Marvel’s mutant twist doubles down on a strange Phase 4 problem

Phase 4’s biggest moments have all happened on the small screen. Why?

Quantumania

Ant-Man 3 leak reveals a surprising twist for Marvel’s biggest villain

Kang’s evil plan may be coming into view.

Multiverse of Meaninglessness

One year ago, Loki shattered the MCU — but did it matter at all?

The destruction of the TVA unleashed consequences that Marvel still hasn’t followed through on.

Aim for the Bushes?

Loki Season 2 leaks finally make good on Season 1’s broken promise

Loki and Mobius: time cops.

Mischief Managed

Thor: Love and Thunder post-credits scene could revive a dead fan-favorite

Marvel may already be laying the groundwork for one powerful reunion.

Glorious Purpose

EXCLUSIVE: Composer Natalie Holt will return for Loki Season 2

The show’s distinctive sound is coming back in a big way.

Mischief Managed

Loki Season 2 release date may be sooner than you think, new report reveals

The next chapter in the God of Mischief’s story is, finally, being written.

MCU

'Loki' Season 2 spoiler confirms the return of a fan-favorite Marvel character

Production on 'Loki' Season 2 has begun, and one cast member confirmed that their beloved TVA employee will return.

Entertainment

Loki Season 2 could solve Marvel's biggest Phase 4 dilemma, writer reveals

Loki head writer teases that the events of Multiverse of Madness may be observed through a TVA monitor.

Varying Authority

Loki Season 2 departure casts doubt on the MCU show’s future

Where does Loki’s soul lie?

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 leak reveals a disappointing update for Marvel’s most important show

Multiverse of Madness may not be as connected to Loki as some Marvel fans think.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Stanning for Bucky

Is the Winter Soldier in Captain America 4? Everything we know about Sebastian Stan's role

Will Bucky be back to take on the New World Order?

New World Order

Is Chris Evans in Captain America 4? Yes, but not in the way you think

At the very least, his legacy will loom large.

Fake! Fake!

Avengers Secret Wars theory says the villain is already hiding in plain sight

The next Avengers movies finally have titles, but do we already know their secrets?

SDCC 2022

Sam Wilson’s Captain America will return... in New World Order

Sam Wilson picks up the shield of Captain America once more in the fourth Captain America movie. Here’s what we learned at Comic-Con.

Hello there

Obi-Wan Kenobi just stole a trick from Marvel — and changed Star Wars for the better

Disney's two biggest streaming franchises aren't as similar as you might think...

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 theory completely changes 3 major Marvel scenes

The sequel to Doctor Strange confirms that dreams are windows into the multiverse. What does that mean for characters like Bucky, Shang-Chi, and the Punisher?

Wakanda Forever

Black Panther 2 may include a surprise Avengers cameo, MCU star reveals

Could Sam Wilson make a trip to Wakanda?

Time Heist

Disney+'s accidental "censorship" exposes a huge Marvel problem

Who guards the guardians of our planet?

Scene Stealers 2021

Scene stealers: The 30 best TV characters of 2021, ranked

Inverse spotlights the side characters we fell in love with this year.

Scene Stealers 2021

The MCU's unseen racist history was unmasked with a Black Captain America

With gruff breaths and an Alabama drawl, actor Carl Lumbly embodies the dark, bleak history of superheroes in Marvel's 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier.'

Scene Stealers 2021

MCU's most relatable villain stole the dance floor, and the show, in 2021

Daniel Brühl's return to the MCU in 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' is remembered for thoughtful critiques of the MCU itself -- and awesome dance moves.

Bullseye

How 'Hawkeye' learned from 'Loki' and 'Falcon’s biggest mistakes

You get the best of both worlds from this Disney+ series.

The Newest Avenger

Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer ruins the best part of Falcon and Winter Soldier

We need to talk about the fetishization of Captain America in the post-Endgame MCU.

Did nothing wrong

'What If…?' Episode 2 uses Thanos to fix this huge MCU problem

Even the worst supervillains could use some help.

Opinion

Marvel’s most offensive habit threatens the future of the entire MCU

Marvel and DC have a history of taking advantage of the people who create their characters. That could backfire in a huge way.

Mischief Managed

Loki has radically changed the MCU in one unexpected way

The Disney+ series redefines Marvel’s Phase 4 — and no, we’re not talking about the multiverse.

WandaVision
Fantastic choice

Matt Shakman is the only director who can save Marvel's Fantastic Four movie

He’s got his work cut out for him.

Billy All Along?

Agatha: House of Harkness leak reveals a character crucial to Avengers 5

It was [spoilers] all along.

MCU

Marvel finally explains Avengers: Endgame's biggest unsolved mystery

It all makes sense now.

MCU

Marvel leak may reveal a mind-blowing House of Harkness cameo

It was Agatha all along...

Hello there

Obi-Wan Kenobi just stole a trick from Marvel — and changed Star Wars for the better

Disney's two biggest streaming franchises aren't as similar as you might think...

Entertainment

Doctor Strange 2 deleted scene reveals a shocking death we never saw

The snippet would have explained what happened to Earth-616's Karl Mordo and would’ve resolve the first Doctor Strange post-credits scene.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 Easter egg solves a classic MCU mystery

You probably missed this one...

Agatha All Along, Again

Doctor Strange 2 just quietly fixed the most annoying part of WandaVision

The multiverse explains a confusing cameo.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 theory explains one Avenger's glaring absence

Here’s why Vision doesn’t exist in Marvel’s Earth-838 reality.

Appointment TV

Doctor Strange 2 finally disproves the MCU fandom's most annoying myth

When did movies become homework?

Op-Ed

Doctor Strange 2 fails its female leads in two crucial ways

The film doesn't fully understand what to do with Wanda Maximoff and America Chavez.

Entertainment

Every cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness explained

Some faces you'll recognize. Some you probably won’t. Here’s how to identify them all.

Strange Days

'Doctor Strange 2' leak could be bad news for X-Men fans

A potential leak seems to imply that Professor X is not portrayed favorably in 'Doctor Strange 2.' Should X-Men fans be worried?

Multiverse of Madness

New Doctor Strange 2 trailer brings two future Avengers back to the MCU

Two important WandaVision characters are coming back in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange sequel.

Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange 2 Easter egg may confirm a cosmic villain’s role in the MCU

The God of Chaos’ MCU debut may be just around the corner.

No More Multiverse

'Doctor Strange 2' theory reveals 'House of M' already happened in the MCU

An epic breakdown of the Multiverse of Madness trailer could spell out Wanda Maximoff's true plan.

Inverse Codex

EA Motive is making a new Iron Man game — here's everything we know

From the studio currently working on the Dead Space remake.

One to stock, one to rock

Deadpool! She-Hulk Episode 5 credits are hiding a huge X-Men MCU reveal

She-Hulk knows what fans really want. If D23 won’t deliver, she will.

Cult Week

Is fandom a cult? The religious fervor fueling Star Wars, Marvel, and more

Yes, even you could be in a cult right now.

Retrospective

45 years ago, Marvel released its most unwatchable superhero show ever

There is literally no reason to watch the 1977 Spider-Man series.

Florida Woman

She-Hulk head writer reveals Madisynn's incredible origin story

We know Madisynn is from Fort Lauderdale. But where did she come from, exactly? She-Hulk head writer Jessica Gao reveals how Madisynn came to be.

Inverse Codex

Everything we know about Marvel’s Captain America and Black Panther game

World at War.

Hell Isn't Empty

She-Hulk may have just teased a Son of Satan connection in the MCU

New fan-favorite character Madisynn has gone through literal Hell and lived to tell about it. But did she meet a major Marvel villain while down there?

Attorney at Law

She-Hulk is the most important Marvel show yet for one surprising reason

Between magic and monsters, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is poised to expand our understanding of the MCU in some fundamental ways.

Fantastic choice

Matt Shakman is the only director who can save Marvel's Fantastic Four movie

He’s got his work cut out for him.

Game Theory

Marvel's next video game could redefine the Fantastic Four for MCU fans

The first family comes to gaming.

Attorney at Law

She-Hulk, explained: How does Jennifer Walters keep her human ego?

If you’re as stumped as Bruce Banner in figuring out how Jennifer Walters can stay herself in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, don’t worry. The comics reveal all.

Game Showcase

Star Wars, Marvel, and more to expect from the first-ever Disney games showcase

Limitless possibilities.

Attorney at Law

6 strange She-Hulk characters from Marvel comics history

Sorry, who are you again?

Inverse Codex

Marvel XCOM release date, trailer, and leaks for the Firaxis game

Here's everything we know about Firaxis Games' rumored Marvel game.

Mutate This

'X-Men: First Class' star knows how to fix his outrageous death in the MCU

Andor Candor

Why is Andor delayed? A surprising Marvel leak could reveal the answer

The Star Wars series may have a Marvel project to blame for its timeline.