Doctor Strange 2 writer breaks down the movie's biggest spoilers

Doctor Strange 2 writer breaks down the movie’s biggest spoilers

One of the best things about Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness Does he practically force you to talk about it once it’s over? the movies Multiple surprises and loose ends Leave plenty of questions to be answered, so we sat down with one of the few people who had the answers: Author Michael Waldron.

Waldron was the principal writer of Show last year loki I followed that up by writing Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness. He came on board at the same time as former director Scott Derrickson and New director Sam Raimi has been installedso he worked closely with Raimi to give the film the feelings of horror (some) loving audiences as well as all the big twists and turns and surprises.

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Below, you can read Our conversation with Waldron Where we discussed the massive reveal of the Illuminati, the fallout from it, the whereabouts of the original Mordo, the significance of the multiverse invasions moving forward, this major appearance in the final credits, the surprising controversy over the film’s rating, potential Easter eggs throughout, and how and why Wanda broke bad.

A stranger in the shadows walking into the room

String Encounter Illuminati of Earth 838.
picture: Marvel Studios

Germain Lussier, io9: Jump right in, let’s talk about the Illuminati. This is clearly the biggest spoiler scene in the movie. How early was that in the script and how did you decide who would be part of it?

Michael Waldron: It was there from my first draft. when sam [Raimi] And I kind of started on this thing and then did our version of the movie, she was in it. It was not in my scheme. It was a surprise to everyone. And I literally wrote it because I was stuck. And I said, “Man, my second job is kind of boring now, I’m just going to write with all this crazy shit,” and there we go. The assortment was different. I mean, I think there might have been two personalities. I never dreamed we’d get the squad we got. This is madness.

io9: So when those decisions were made, how much discussion was there about how (or could) these people play out in the future of the MCU?

Waldron: Yeah. I mean, there are definitely ramifications, questions, it’s all there. Such heroes existed in at least one realm. Now, what does that mean going forward? I think we’ll find out. But all of that, in every case, seemed like a really exciting opportunity and something to tease him.

Suppliers in green robes.

Mordo appears, but not Mordo from the end of the first movie.
picture: Marvel Studios

io9: Yes, sure. Now, one thread from the original movie that this movie doesn’t touch on is Mordo in 616. Where is he? Was he ever a part of this?

Waldron: We talked about. he’s there. There were discussions about what to do with his story. But in the end, I felt that in a movie there was so much going on already, that maybe that was a story that would be best left for another day with him and Dr. Strange.

io9: fair enough. Well, the idea of ​​raids destroying the multiverse is one that Marvel comic fans will remember Secret wars. But, in this case, it took years of building towards before it happened. Tell me about the decision to launch raids that destroy the multiverse now, shortly after the idea of ​​the multiverse was introduced.

Waldron: Well, I guess it’s close to it in the way that once the MCU introduced the idea of ​​Space and Going to Space, they teased Thanos almost immediately. there was ox. and then Avengers It was the first movie in which there was a threat from the stars. Here comes Thanos. Obviously there was a big build up from there. So I think maybe I’ve always thought of the multiverse as kind of like, “Okay, this is space.” You know, once upon a time, the MCU left Earth and went to the stars, and now we’re going to the Multiverse. Well, we’ll see what happens to these raids. It’s bad news.

Furiosa dirty and angry

From Furiosa to Clea, Charlize Theron is in the MCU.
picture: Warner Bros.

io9: Speaking of which, incursions are also our window to the introduction of Clea, played by Charlize Theron. Tell me how and when this idea appeared Put it in place as the end of the credits scene.

Waldron: We knew we wanted to introduce Clea. It’s Strange’s great love in the comics and I felt that Strange wasn’t at the beginning of our movie where he was ready to meet the love of his life. I felt like we had to close the loop with him and Kristen Palmer. And so after she gave him her wisdom for not being afraid to love someone, I felt we were right in teasing out what he and wholly might end up with.

io9: I started with loki In the MCU, which opened the multiverse, and while we had Spider Man In the middle, this kind of expands it in a much larger way. How has your understanding of how the multiverse works in the MCU have changed, and do you feel any particular authorship toward it?

Waldron: The more things you do around the multiverse, the more comfortable you will be. In television, I think the audience has more time and can be a little more dialogue-driven. Movies, you know, you have less runway for viewing and all that stuff. This is always a learning experience. [But] I don’t feel any composing. I’m standing on the shoulders of a million amazing comic writers and great sci-fi writers with this multiverse stuff and just trying to translate it into great MCU stories, hopefully character-driven.

A terrified Nazi looks at the ark.

This guy’s face is about to melt into PG Raiders of the Lost Astronomy.
picture: Basic

io9: Now, it’s obviously been a nice weekend for Dr. Gharib team, but one of the things that was very strange was talking about it being a PG-13 scary movie. It’s as if people haven’t seen movies that came out in the last 30 years. But it made me wonder, how much violence and tone did you create in your writing versus Rimi’s direction?

Waldron: Think mix. I mean, I knew I was writing for Sam Raimi, so I tried to go there and Sam was happy to go there if I felt motivated by the story and the character. Umm I mean Raiders of the Lost Astronomy It is one of my favorite rated movies… Raiders It’s PG rated, right?

io9: Right. temple [of Doom] It is the first PG-13. [NOTE: Correction, it’s not, it was Red Dawn. More below.]

Waldron: Yeah. I mean people’s heads melt and explode. [Laughs] You know, I think the movies that had the most impact for me were the ones that felt a little dangerous to watch as a kid, so it’s fun to feel like we made one of them.

io9: One of my favorite sequences in the movie is when America and Strange first enter the multiverse and we see all these different universes. Tell me a bit about liking, did you describe the ones in the script specifically or how were they developed individually? And are there any Easter eggs?

Waldron: This sequence is pretty much the kid of our sound effects supervisor, Janek Sirrs, who won an Oscar for visual effects on the matrix. He is an absolute legend and he did a great job on the film. But yeah, I mean, there are Easter eggs everywhere. There is a dinosaur. You can read if this is Savage Land [or] Long live the court we see. All kinds of wonderful things.

io9: There is also a rather interesting animated sequence.

Waldron: Yes Yes Yes. It’s very cool.

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io9: very cool. Now, last thing, talk about tracing Wanda’s arc from WandaVision to this. Obviously, she definitely chooses to be the Crimson Witch at the end of that, but I feel like fans would probably be surprised that she’s become a complete villain here. So tell me a little bit about making sure that’s tracked all the way through.

Waldron: Yeah. I mean, it’s a quick descent into madness for her, but it felt like it was deserved by the fact that she walked away from WandaVision with Darkhold and finding out that she was the Scarlet Witch. The final scene of this show, their tag, is her reading of Darkhold and hearing the voices of her children. I suspect [in] In this movie, Darkhold gets her hooked and is really what she feeds on and it’s probably not her sadness but her anger. The residual anger from all the traumas she had faced in her life. I also think Wanda makes good points in this movie. That all these heroes are hypocrites. Stephen and these guys break the rules and are their heroes. She did and she is evil. That doesn’t seem fair. They pushed her to breaking point and you see what happens.

Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness It is now in theaters.

Correction: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom wasn’t the first PG-13 movie. It is actually rated PG but is usually given as a prime example of a movie that made a PG-13 rating possible. Red Dawn was the first official, PG-13. A note was made above.

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2022-05-10 19:10:00

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