While Marvel is generally very good at keeping character plots and appearances a secret until they’re ready to share, sometimes things get out. New Spider-Man: No Coming Home the costume appeared to be revealed in a LEGO set and fans are constantly analyzing the scenes and guessing what will happen next (just check out the Comic Years podcast discussion on Loki!). It looks like there’s been another leak via a Marvel product and people think the villainous Dr. Strange in a coloring book has reversed some of the plot of Dr Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
Who is Dr. Strange Villain in the coloring book?
Image via Marvel Comics
The culprit product is a Dr. Strange coloring pad and puzzle. The description says “Explore the Multiverse of Madness in an adult coloring pad. Then complete a 1000 piece puzzle of Doctor Strange and his allies in an epic comic book style battle scene!” The scene shows Dr. Strange battling a giant squid monster, which fans have identified as the interdimensional villain Shuma-Gorath. The evil cephalopod was one of the Great Old Ones (organisms prior to the creation of Earth), who came to Earth and feasted on the ape-men. Dr. Strange and his mentor, the Ancient One, ended up being attacked by several of the Old Ones. He ends up following an energy trail from a black hole and he turns out to be voiced by Shuma-Gorath, who plans to return to power via the spirit of the Ancient One. Unfortunately, he struggles to defeat Shuma-Gorath in the Elder’s mind and he is forced to kill his mentor.
Right now the image on the product page says “Embargoed Cover” so I think that’s pretty much confirmation that we’ll see Shuma-Gorath or get some sort of mention of it in Dr Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Given that the film deals with the multiverse, it makes perfect sense that the villain (or one of the villains) is from a different dimension. Check out the Dr. Strange coloring pad and puzzle image below via Twitter:
BREAKING: Doctor Strange takes on Shuma-Gorath in this new promotional art for DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS as part of new merch released by Booktopia!
(Source: https://t.co/RUEAj3ro8N) pic.twitter.com/EbFgPuPysj
— Doctor Strange 2 Updates (@DrStrangeUpdate) November 1, 2021
The image is quite blurry, but the internet told me it’s likely the characters could be Dr. Strange, Wong (with the glowing hands), Scarlet Witch (the figure in red) and Miss America, an LGBTQ icon Latina teenager who can travel through different dimensions and punch black holes (it all makes sense now, right?). Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is likely to take place after the events of Wanda Vision given that we already know that Elizabeth Olsen will be making an appearance as Scarlet Witch. Additionally, Dr. Strange will be in Spider-Man: No Coming Homewhich seems to be the moment he unleashes all the madness in the multiverse.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters May 6, 2022.
What do you think of the villainous Dr. Strange in the coloring/puzzle book? Any theories on what’s going to happen? Let us know in the comments below!
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