Another Marvel hero may be joining Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as casting calls appear to be teasing Brother Voodoo.
According to a casting call obtained by The Illuminerdi, Marvel is looking to cast a supporting male character for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness who is of Caribbean descent, with Haiti mentioned explicitly. Although the breakdown doesn’t specifically name Jericho Drumm aka Brother Voodoo, the description matches Marvel’s Haitian sorcerer. At this point, though, it is not confirmed that this character is Brother Voodoo, so there’s a chance this could be a different character of Haitian descent.
Once reported by leaker Roger Wardell, the groundwork has been laid for a Brother Voodoo arrival since the events of the first Doctor Strange in 2016. Daniel Drumm ended up appearing in a single scene as the protector for the New York Sanctum before being murdered by Kaecilius. In a move only the Marvel Cinematic Universe could pull off, it’s completely within the realm of possibility the studio spins that blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment into a whole new lead character.
Playing off that particular arc, Brother Voodoo often appears with the ghost of his brother in the comics, something the live-action universe could certainly adapt if they stay true to the “scary” tone filmmaker Scott Derrickson previously suggested. Either way, Derrickson is no longer part of the project and Marvel still has plenty of time to take the movie in a new direction tonally.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is still scheduled to hit theaters May 7, 2021.