DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Concept Artist Shares Early Variant Designs

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness concept artist Karla Ortiz has taken to Twitter to share some early designs for the titular hero, at least one of which inspired the look of a Strange Variant.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness introduced us to several Sorcerer Supreme Variants, and concept artist Karla Ortiz has now shared a first look at some of her early designs which would go on to inform their appearances in the movie.

Ortiz says that she was asked to "do a poster that could serve to build hype and potentially inform new looks" very early on in the production process. The design to the right looks like it may have been the basis for Defender Strange, while the one of the left is wearing a similar costume to the Illuminati's Strange we encounter in the 838 universe.

The middle version is Ortiz's early take on a "Master costume", and while she doesn't specify, that floating head in the background might well have been a precursor to the Sinister Strange Variant with the third eye that 616 Strange battled in the final act.

Check out the artwork in the thread below.

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.

The Doctor Strange sequel is now playing in theaters.

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