"Doctor Strange 2" Rumored Cameos: Who Are Plausible And Who Are Not?

Spider-Man: No Way Home (along with Loki and WandaVision and the previous Spider-Man: Far From Home) has finally made all the fans' theories and hopes in recent years about the Multiverse come true. After the latest movie starring Tom Holland, social networks have literally gone crazy and they simply can't stop giving birth to new hypotheses of presences and cameos in the next Marvel Studios film: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
According to various rumors and reliable insiders, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness could include several remarkable cameos, some of which seem, to date, totally meaningless, while others could be more understandable. And here are the 14 most talked-about ones in case you are curious:

#1. The Illuminati

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As reported by well-known insiders Daniel Richtman and ViewerAnon, in the film we will see the Illuminati, a name well known to readers of Marvel comics. The Illuminati is a group of comic book characters created by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Steve McNiven. They first appeared in New Avengers #7, although their origin and genesis were only explained later in the New Avengers: Illuminati special issue.

#2. Professor X (Charles Francis Xavier)

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A character who certainly needs no introduction: leader and founder of the X-Men, according to William and Richtman, could appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It remains to be seen if it will be the version played by Patrick Stewart in the first film trilogy dedicated to the Children of the Atom, the version of the second saga with James McAvoy in the role of Xavier, or we will see a totally new actor portraying this character.

#3. Tom Cruise as Iron Man

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This is perhaps the chronologically oldest rumor concerning Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Last September, well-known insider Daniel Richtman (who is famous for leaks regarding Spider-Man: No Way Home) had revealed that Marvel Studios were working on several cameos for Doctor Strange 2, and among the mentioned names there was Tom Cruise in the role of Tony Stark from another universe. But why exactly Tom Cruise? At the end of the 90s, there were conversations about a possible superhero movie with Tom Cruise in the role of Iron Man. The project, which saw Cruise himself among the producers, in the end never saw the light.

#4. Monica Rambeau

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A character that seems to have great relevance in Phase 4 of the MCU - Monica Rambeau was introduced as a child in the Captain Marvel movie and as an adult in WandaVision. She will also have a fundamental role in The Marvels, a new film dedicated to Carol Danvers. According to rumors, Monica could appear in the new chapter of Doctor Strange as well.

#5. Balder the Brave

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According to other rumors, Balder the Brave, Thor's half-brother could also be part of the Illuminati, even though it's hard to see how this character could connect in some way to Strange. Balder has several superhuman physical attributes and is stronger than the average Asgardian, and only Loki knows a spell to make him vulnerable. As the God of Light, he can also emit powerful rays of light.

#6. Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon)

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The leader of the Inhumans is, in the comics, also a member of the Illuminati, which is why according to some rumors he could make an appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

#7. Hydra Captain America (Steve Rogers)

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In the comics, we all know that one of the world's greatest heroes once took on the role of leader of the most infamous and fearsome organization in the Marvel universe for a short time. Just like Balder, it is quite difficult to understand how the evil version of Steve Rogers can somehow tie in with the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, although it is possible that he could appear very briefly. If this rumor is indeed realized, there's a good chance that we will see Chris Evans in the role of Cap.

#8. Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)

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According to MyTimeToShineHello, Marvel Studios may have already hired an actor to play the leader of the Fantastic Four, who is also a member of the Illuminati in the comics. Both Fantastic Four and X-Men are among the new entries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so the presence of Reed may not be so far-fetched.

#9. Captain Carter (Margaret "Peggy" Carter)

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The DisInsider Show, the podcast of the homonymous site that often turns out to be reliable with regard to the rumors related to Disney, states that we may see Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in the Captain Carter version launched in the first episode of the animated series What If...? released recently on Disney+.

#10. Ghost Rider

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The rumor that the presence of the Spirit of Vengeance is perhaps among the most credible and understandable. We are talking about a character that has to do with the magic and horror sphere of the Marvel world who is also linked to Blade - another character on the launch pad in the MCU. Furthermore, the rumor comes from an editor of The Hollywood Reporter, a site that is always very reliable with such leaks.

#11. Loki

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If we talk about the Multiverse, after what happened in the Disney+ series dedicated to the brother of the God of Thunder, it is now obvious to think of Loki and other characters like Sylvie and Mobius.

#12. Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man

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According to several sources, we could see the Spider-Man played by Tobey Maguire. The rumor is plausible for a number of reasons: first, the film is directed by Sam Raimi, director of the trilogy in which Maguire lent his face to Peter Parker; second, thanks to the events of No Way Home, Spider-Man is now linked to Doctor Strange and, above all, if you've seen the aforementioned film, well, you know.

#13. Ben Affleck as Daredevil

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If the earlier rumors may seem absurd, now we enter an even more absurd area. For some strange reason, in recent weeks rumors have been circulating that they would like the return, in the form of cameos, of some actors who have lent their faces to Marvel characters in the past few years. If Nicolas Cage's Ghost Rider could also be plausible, it seems much more unlikely to see Ben Affleck in the role of Daredevil again, given that the Oscar-winning actor-director has long given up the role of Batman.

#14. Edward Norton as Hulk

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Even more ridiculous is the Edward Norton hypothesis. The Fight Club actor, in fact, did not play another version of the Hulk, but the same version that now sticks the face of Mark Ruffalo, which is why narratively (in addition to the fact that Norton and the Marvel productions didn't greet each other very well) it would also be difficult to introduce the character without creating additional plot holes.
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