Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness was an education on how the MCU plans to move forward with their Multiverse Saga to say the least. Seeing the unique visuals of many different universes for Doctor Strange, and other characters to possibly explore proves that Marvel has a lot more tricks up their sleeves with this saga going forward than we are led to believe.
Speaking of the movie's visual effects, a former concept artist who worked on the film, Thomas du Crest, imparted a few of his own composed works that never made it into the final cut of the film. From the looks of these images, I have to express my disappointment when comparing what had been shown in the final cut.
Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness Unused Concept Art
Like most of the sorcery and magic tricks Doctor Strange can usually stunt, the concept art shown here seems as if it is some type of intense, bizarre spectacle, only this time into the multiverse.
The scenes would have been shot very grimly, almost reminding me of the fight scene in Thor: The Dark World, when Loki fools Malekith with a pretend betrayal to his brother.
The creative mindsets that had worked on this concept art were most impressive I might add. If you remember, the incursion scenery mostly took place in a "destabilized looking" New York, where this location seems to be afloat in the sky, rather than on the ground.
Much positive feedback was provided to these images, while much more negative criticism was inflicted on what we had actually gotten:
moti_sason3388: "What they done to this movie is tragic"
g._inaki: "we were robbed"
gothamvsl: "In another universe we got a real multiverse dr strange movie"
I do not necessarily agree with this criticism, because I fairly enjoyed the visuals, and have always thought of that aspect of these movies as a reinforcement if the characters were never too engaging to me.
I cannot help but think, however, how much more of an insightful look into the multiverse we would have been given, had they used this art.