Doctor Strange 2 offers a clearer look at the rumored superior Iron Man
There are many rumors about who will appear in the Doctor Strange sequel, but a promo is fueling speculation about Iron Man appearing.
A new promotion for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gives a clearer look at the character supposed to be Superior Iron Man.
When the official Multiverse of Madness trailer dropped during this year’s Super Bowl LVI, many fans were convinced that actor Tom Cruise could be considered Superior Iron Man. This is a version of Tony Stark who embraced his darker personality traits, focusing more on his ego, monetary gain, and self-interest than heroism. The latest promo now offers a better look at the character, whose appearance looks quite similar to this iteration of the armored Avenger.
Superior iron man was a nine-issue limited series written by Tom Taylor with art by Yıldıray Çınar. In the afterword of Superior iron man #2, Marvel Comics Editor Mark Paniccia detailed how part of this Iron Man’s design was to “have an extendable blue LED” throughout the suit normally, but the idea Taylor’s was to turn her red when he was about to attack someone for “a little bit of a threat.” Taylor responded to the trailer alongside staunch fans, pointing out this design element but writing on Twitter that he had “no inside information” about the film or Superior Iron Man’s involvement.
Multiverse of Madness Producer Richie Palmer denied the Superior Iron Man rumors in mid-March, saying he “would love to see Tony again, but some rumors are just rumors.” Palmer quoted Spider-Man: No Coming Home as a reference to say that some rumors may be true while others may not, given that both Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield ended up appearing in the film. However, many fans will recall that Garfield repeatedly denied his appearance in No coming home until the movie finally comes out.
In Palmer’s comments to Empire, he also spoke as if the Illuminati – a team of Marvel comic book heroes – hadn’t been confirmed for Multiverse of Madness. “If we ever introduce the Illuminati in the future, they might be more MCU-focused and have more ties to our characters in the MCU, rather than just replicating what’s in the comics.” A few days later however, a page from Empire magazine confirmed that a version of the Illuminati will appear in the strange doctor continued.
The Illuminati should appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is rumored to contain several Marvel heroes, including Sir Patrick Stewart’s Professor X from the x-men film franchise. Stewart’s voice could be heard in the trailer supposedly featuring Superior Iron Man, and the actor later confirmed that he would be involved in the film. Despite this confirmation, it’s unknown if Stewart will be reprising his previous version of Professor X or a variant of the character.
Whether or not Doctor Strange will meet Superior Iron Man in the next movie remains to be seen. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits our world theaters on May 6, 2022.
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