According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a film that will introduce several new, unexpected faces to the MCU — including one specific character Marvel Studios has “always wanted” to use on-screen.
Speaking to the students at the New York Film Academy, Feige says a few new characters no one expects will end up making their MCU debuts.
“Sometimes you’re choosing title hero, choosing which main character or main team you want to bring to the screen and oftentimes, it’s as you’re making and developing the movie [asking] ‘Who will come into it?’ and ‘Who will fit into it?'” Feige says of choosing the characters that go into Marvel Studios movies.
“The next Doctor Strange film, for instance, features some new MCU characters which will be making their debut in that movie,” Feige continued. “You won’t expect or won’t guess who it is but we found a cool way to make it work because we want to make a particular type of movie there. And there was a character who we always wanted to do something with who will fit really well there.”
It’s hard telling what characters Feige means and it’s entirely possible one or two of them might not be unveiled until the movie hits theaters. Previous reports have suggested both Brother Voodoo and Clea would be making their debuts in the movie, but if Feige and his team really wanted to get funky — they could introduce characters like Man-Thing, Els Bloodstone, or a Blade cameo to really kickstart things.
You can see Feige’s full NYFA panel above.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is due out May 7, 2021.