Gargantos invades New York in new Doctor Strange 2 preview

Nothing has gone right for Stephen Strange since then Avengers: Infinity War† First he was bipped for five years, then Strange was passed for Sorcerer Supreme. In Spider-Man: No Way HomeStrange cast a spell that spiraled wildly out of control and nearly collapsed reality as we know it. As bad as that sounds, Strange will have it even harder in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness† Not only does Strange have to contend with evil deputies of his own, he must also confront the power of Gargantos.

Gargantos is an other-dimensional being who was once one of the rulers of the Earth. He can even be considered an older god. Time may have loosened Gargantos’ hold on this reality, but he remains formidable even in his weakened state.

People who have been reading comic books for a long time may notice that Gargantos bears more than a passing resemblance to an old Doctor Strange comic book nemesis named Shuma-Gorath. They are essentially the same character, but because Shuma-Gorath was a character created by Robert E. Howard, it falls under the Conan the Barbarian license in lieu of Marvel’s jurisdiction. And while Gargantos looks big in the movie, he’s not even the main villain in this movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch will once again star in the film as Dr. Stephen Strange, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer.

Sam Raimi directed the film based on a script by Loki lead writer Michael Waldron.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on Friday, May 6.

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