Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness presented a completely new team to in the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU): Illuminati. This iconic comic book team takes on a whole new form in Sam Raimi’s film. Six characters far from learning in paper stories. Obviously, this article will contain SPOILERS about Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness. Are you here? So let’s go!
ATTENTION: the spoiler starts here.
Who are the Illuminati?
in comics, The Illuminati were created in 2005 by the talented Brian Bendis and cartoonist Steve McNeven. It is about a tiny group of the greatest heroes of the Earth, who secretly gather together to make radical decisions about the future of our world. Therefore, it is necessary that this team, like no other, consisted of different parts of the Marvel universe.
It is in this logic that the Illuminati are formed in comics Tony Stark (member of the Avengers), Charles Xavier (leader of the X-Men mutants), p Mr. Fantastic (brilliant scientist, head of Fantastic 4), of Fatigue (King of Atlantis), of Black arrow (King of the Inhumans) and Dr. Strange (Supreme Wizard and Defender of Reality). Six of them make decisions behind the scenes. They, for example, decided to send Hulk to Sakaar or close the Center in RAFT. It should also be noted that Black Panther refused to join the groupthat Charles Xavier left him after the events of c House Mand Amadeus Cho and Le Fove then joined their ranks.
in Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness, The Illuminati have a completely different make-up than comics. Only half of the Illuminati from the comics returned to Sam Raimi’s film. So fans find it good Charles Xavier, Black Arrow and Reed Richards as members of the Illuminati. The rest of the team consists of Captain Carter, a variant of Captain Marvel, played by Lashan Lynch and Baron Mordo as Dr. Strange’s deputy.
And if this team remains very attractive, many characters could take their place in the Illuminati. so here it is a list of 8 characters who could be members of the Illuminati Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness.
1) Barnes Party
And yes, if Captain Carter is in the game, another version of Captain America could be added to the story. Marvel Studios has decided to bring back Hailey Atwell as Peggy Carter. The actress in which Agent Carter stayed Captain America: The First Avenger and in the series Agent Carter so he returned, this time in the shoes of Captain Carter, the character presented in the series What when…?. However, Marvel could have chosen another option to show Captain America.
In fact, in comics, Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier, becomes the new Captain of America after the death of Steve Rogers. But the MCU preferred to go to another horizon offering a shield to the Falcon’s cap at the end Avengers: Final. Quite a commendable choice, as Focon also becomes Captain America in comics. But since the end of Art Falcon and winter soldierSam Wilson becomes the new Captain of America, Bucky Barnes will probably never be able to support the banner with the stars. Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness would be a perfect opportunity to offer fans of Bucky Barnes’ vision in a Cap costume. It’s a shame.
2) Tom Cruise’s version of Iron Man
This rumor spread online for many weeks before its release Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness. Many fans thought they saw a comedian Tom Cruise as Iron Man, a version of Tony Stark. The presence of the Altron Guards reinforced the idea that there would be an Iron Man on board. After all, it’s nothing. AND Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness passed by opportunity to see Tom Cruise in the skin of an iron man. Marvel Studios preferred to completely exclude the character of Iron Man from the equation.
The Scarlet Witch’s brother only worked for a short time at the MCU. In fact, the character played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson dies as soon as he is portrayed in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. In addition to having one of the worst deaths in the MCUthe character was underemployed and never returned (except in Wanda Vision due to unexpected dexterity of hands). Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness so it would be the ability to bring back the character and the actor, and thus offer a meaningful and emotional confrontation between the Scarlet Witch and her late brother. That would be the perfect way emphasize the character and motivation of the heroine, ready for anything, even kill the version of his brotherto find their children.
Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness would also be an ideal way bring back Edward Norton as Bruce Benner. After all, the comedian is the first face of the Hulk’s alter ego at MCU. in The Incredible Hulkin 2008 it was located in Dr. Banner’s camp before he was replaced, c avengers, Mark Ruffalo. We would like to see the return of Eward Norton on the occasion of Sam Raimi’s film.
5) Miss Red Hulk
In an hour The Incredible Hulk, actress Liv Tyler played Betty Ross, the great love of Bruce Banner in the Marvel universe. She is one of the few characters never returned to MCUunlike his father, General Ross, played by William Hurt in various movies licensed as The Avengers: Infinity War or recently Black widow.
in comics, General Ross becomes Rulcomred version of the Hulk. His daughter becomes Miss Red Hulk. And we would like to see one of these two versions Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness. This would be a good way to introduce fans to the existence of these two characters. But now it is William Hurt diedGeneral Ross will probably disappear from the equation. Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness would be a good way return Liv Tyler to MCUto give her a different role than a friend in danger: Miss Red Hulk!
6) The ant man
From the first film The ant manknown Hank Pim is represented as Michael Douglas. Then the character returns to The Ant Man and the Wasp and in Avengers: Final. However, Hank Pim is not really Ant Man since he handed the torch to Scott Lang. Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness So it would be a good way to present Hank Pim in a different light and thus offer him some screen time as the Ant Man.
The green heroine embodied by Zoe Saldana from the first opus Guardians of the Galaxy could very well be a part of it. In effect, the most dangerous warrior in the galaxy starred in the series What when…?. Recruited by the Guardian, she helps Captain Carter, Dark Strange and many others fight against Altron. His importance in the animated series could allow him to return to this symbolic hero Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness.
The main antagonist with Black Panther played by Michael B. Jordan could also join the Illuminati. Not in the role of Kilmonger, but not bad in the Black Panther, apparently. That would be the way pay tribute to Chadwick Bozemanbut also to create, as in Gamorra, continuity with the series What when…?. Although Killmonger is the dark version and enemy of the Black Panther on our Earth-616, these alternate versions of our heroes could allow Killmonger to have his first heroic version.
Yet, The cast offered by Marvel Studios is already optimal. Look again Anson Mount as Black Arrow, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier and John Krasinski as Mr. Fiction these are absolutely brilliant ideas. However, we leave you with these alternative suggestions. And feel free to tell us in the comments about your cast for the Illuminati.