Due to the revelations ahead of time, vague trailers and a number of rumours, fans had a few wishes for the new Marvel film. Unfortunately, the greatest hope was not fulfilled.
– Warning: Spoilers for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” follow! –
After “Spider-Man: No Way Home” awaits us now “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Fans go straight back to the multiverse and are again showered with sensational performances. After the two older Spider-Men, the Illuminati took care of it this time.
The MCU debut of the select group of Marvel heroes had already been leaked to the public through the trailers, and they also introduced us to members. Most of the excitement was caused by the first MCU appearance of longtime Professor X actor Patrick Stewart, who of course played the leader of the X-Men again here. In the cinema itself, John Krasinski’s (“The Office”) MCU debut as Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic, is likely to have caused the biggest surprise. Even though there have been some rumors about it, they have never been confirmed and fans have wanted exactly this cast for the famous role for years. However, they had to wait in vain for another coup.
Ever since the first trailer, there has been heated discussion about a mysterious character attacking the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Many were of the opinion that this was the Superior Iron Man would act, sort of an evil version of Tony Stark – and it should be none other than Tom Cruise embody.
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Not only that Cruise would of course be a house number in Hollywood and accordingly a prominent addition to the MCU. He should actually play Iron Man in the late 90s, long before Robert Downey Jr. took on the role. It would have been a correspondingly successful Easter Egg if Tom Cruise had now become Tony Stark, even if it was only for a film.
Michael Waldron, who wrote the screenplay for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, apparently thought so too. In an interview with Rolling Stone revealed to Waldron that he actually wanted Cruise in the film. According to his own statement, he heard the speculation among fans who have been imagining Cruise’s Iron Man appearance for some time, and also read about the fun fact that the Hollywood star should actually play the Marvel role.
According to his own statement, Waldron also suggested this to MCU boss Kevin Feige, but in the end there was not even a request, as the Marvel author revealed: The simple reason: Tom Cruise is through the shooting of the seventh and eighth part of the “Mission: Impossible” series so tight that those responsible for the MCU obviously assumed that it would not be available anyway. That may be true, but it’s surprising that you haven’t even tried it.
Not only Tom Cruise is missing in “Doctor Strange 2”
The fact that the mysterious character turned out to be Captain Marvel, embodied by Lashana Lynch, must have disappointed a number of fans. After all, there were also many reports that connected Cruise with the film and spread rumors about his participation months before the theatrical release on the Internet. As a result, similar to the recent return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, there was an expectation that many assumed that Tom Cruise would appear despite the lack of confirmation.
Speaking of: Also around Toby Maguire Rumors abounded that he would be returning here for another cameo after No Way Home. These were probably fueled because Sam Raimi is the director of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, who also directed the “Spider-Man” trilogy with Maguire. In addition, some hoped that wolverine, though not played by Hugh Jackman, after Professor X stops by as well. In addition, brought messages an appearance by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) into conversation.
Of course, all of this goes to show that all the Marvel rumors can’t always be trusted. In addition, it also once again reveals the frustration potential of the MCU. The films and series regularly provide fan service that causes almost ecstatic reactions. But that entails the danger of getting used to a certain amount of such cameos, which is why for some the wishes surpass reality and such a discrepancy can then lead to disappointment. We can be curious to see whether those responsible will not install Tom Cruise as Iron Man somewhere in the future…
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