Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesswhich arrived in theaters last May, has proved to be one of the most important building blocks for the present and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its debut.
The second solo adventure of the Sorcerer Supreme is the Phase 4 film that definitively cleared theexistence of the Multiversenarrative element that allowed the introduction of Enlighten yourselfMarvel’s well-known group of heroes made up of some of the brightest minds on the planet.
As we know, the choice to make the group part of the alternate reality of Earth-838 allowed the writers to be able to draw from an even wider roster of characters and their variants. This made it possible to present to the public an alternate version of Charles Xavier, the legendary leader of the X-Men played once again by Patrick Stewartor to show for the first time in the MCU Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic 4 here with the face of John Krasinski.
One possibility explored was Illuminati induction by Balder the Bravewho for the occasion would have the face of Daniel Craig. The rumor had been confirmed in recent months thanks to an official concept art created by Darrell Warner, but a new image landed on Twitter seems to reveal how the former 007 actually participated in the filming to then be cut from the final assembly.
This shows indeed Balder slumped to the ground after being shot by Scarlet Witch. Daniel Craig later chose to step down from the role to avoid travel at a time when COVID-19 cases in the UK – where filming was taking place – were on the rise. Balder would then be replaced with the character Black Bolt, a member of the Inhumans played again by Anson Mount.
You can see HERE the behind the scenes image showing the character of Balder the Brave.
Directed by Sam Raimi and written by Michael Waldron, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released in theaters on May 4, 2022 and featured in the cast Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Stephen Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch) Xochitl Gomez (America Chavez), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo) Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer) e Michael Stuhlbarg (Nicodemus West).
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