DOCTOR STRANGE 2 Artist Confirms The Living Tribunal & Multiversal Location With Ties To The X-Men
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness VFX artist Alexis Wajsbrot has confirmed the names of two of the locations Strange and America Chávez visit while they tumble through the Multiverse...
Although Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange sequel wasn't quite the mind-bending trip through the Multiverse most fans expected, we did get to visit several alternate realities - even if most of them were only briefly glimpsed while the Master of the Mystic Arts (Benedict Cumberbatch) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) were tumbling through various locations on their way to Earth-838.
There's been speculation that some of these realities may have been established locations from the Marvel Comics, and one of the VFX artists who worked on the movie has now confirmed as much during an interview with Variety.
According to Alexis Wajsbrot, that lush green world populated by dinosaurs was indeed a version of The Savage Land, and the strange entity glimpsed in fiery, Aztec-like surroundings was The Living Tribunal!
"One was an Incan statue world, which ended up in the movie because Kevin Feige thought, ‘Well, that could be a great world to put the Living Tribunal in.’ So that world became the Living Tribunal world," the artist explains. "We proposed a jungle, and Kevin Feige said, ‘Well, it could be cool if it was Savage World.’ It’s a world that exists in the Marvel Universe, so we had to add dinosaurs. We had to model and texture and render and animate dinosaurs for two seconds, which is extremely not cost-efficient.”
These Easter Eggs don't necessarily mean we'll see the Living Tribunal or the Savage Land in the MCU again, of course, but Feige is clearly keen to let fans know that anything is possible in the Multiverse moving forward. This "Savage World," in particular, opens the door to the likes of Sauron, Ka-Zar and Shanna the She-Devil, and could even be utilized for the eventual introduction of The X-Men.