Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness: 10 Biggest Questions It Leaves Unanswered

Unpacking the wild ride that is the Multiverse of Madness.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness is certainly one of those Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that leaves the viewer with a hell of a lot to unpack.

Per its ambitious multiversal shenanigans, Multiverse of Madness marks an audacious step forward for the franchise despite its flaws, and above all else leaves fans with plenty to discuss in its fallout.

Like any good movie the Doctor Strange sequel asks as many questions, if not more, than it answers, and leaves a number of tantalising plot threads wide open for the future.

Given that we don't yet know when we'll see Doctor Strange and the film's other major characters again, it's highly probable that some of these questions will leave fans hanging for a good while, but we'll try our best to weigh up the options regardless.

With the innumerable possibilities for future films it suggests, few MCU movies have dropped so many fascinating, noodle-baking questions that may or may not be answered in due course.

Again, though, we'll have to wait and see. For now, these are the immediately burning questions coming away from Multiverse of Madness...

10. Is Wanda Really Dead?

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Multiverse of Madness ends with Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) realising the massive error of her ways and sacrificing herself in order to destroy the Darkhold across the multiverse, seemingly committing suicide by collapsing a temple on herself.

But given that we don't physically see Wanda die, the question over Wanda's fate arises, namely: is she really dead "for good" - whatever that means in the MCU - or will she miraculously resurface?

This is a tough one. Elizabeth Olsen allegedly signed a seven-year contract extension with Marvel Studios earlier this year, and though this hasn't been formally corroborated, during this movie's press tour she has spoken about her willingness to continue playing Wanda.

While we see a brief flash of red when the temple crumbles, perhaps suggesting Wanda used magic to escape, it's far more probable that Wanda will return as a variant.

Considering the atrocities the Earth-616 version of Wanda commits in this film, she's basically a lost cause even if she did somehow survive.

Long story short: we'll probably see Olsen as Wanda again, but most likely not as the original version.


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