Possible Details About Magneto's Scrapped DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Role Revealed

Possible Details About Magneto's Scrapped DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Role Revealed Possible Details About Magneto's Scrapped DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Role Revealed

A few minor details about Magneto's long-rumoured cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have been revealed, including the fact the Master of Magnetism was once going to receive his own subplot.

By JoshWilding - May 09, 2023 08:05 AM EST

Prior to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' release last May, there were an awful lot of hard-to-believe rumours that started doing the rounds online. Most of those didn't end up panning out, prompting a lot of fans to declare those Illuminati cameos a "disappointment."

Had we not been fed so much utter nonsense prior to the sequel's debut, there's a very good chance those cameo appearances from Mister Fantastic and Black Bolt would have blown our minds. Unfortunately, when we'd been promised everyone from Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man to Magneto, anything less was always going to underwhelm!

In reality, the Master of Magnetism actually came pretty close to making an appearance, and reliable sources have previously revealed that a stand-in was used for the villain's unseen scenes. 

The plan had been for Michael Fassbender or Sir Ian McKellen (depending on who was chosen to reprise the role) to shoot their scenes down the line, and it's now been revealed that Magneto was indeed once set to play a prominent role in the Doctor Strange sequel. 

We don't have too many specifics, but have to believe the Magneto Variant would have been revealed as the father of the Wanda Maximoff who fell under the control of Earth-616's Scarlet Witch. For comic book fans, this would have been nothing short of epic, but the blockbuster was arguably already busy enough as it was. 

There's always a chance this idea will be revisited in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or Avengers: Secret Wars, though we wouldn't bank on the MCU's Magneto being Wanda's father. After all, it wouldn't make sense to cast an actor that old as the character when the X-Men franchise is rebooted. 

What are your hopes for Magneto in the MCU? 

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TheManWithoutFear
TheManWithoutFear - 5/9/2023, 8:44 AM
It's still wild to me that Professor Xavier was in this film, yellow hover-chair and everything. Nobody really talks about that.

We're spoiled.
Midnaslament
Midnaslament - 5/9/2023, 9:02 AM
@TheManWithoutFear - to a fault.
SummersEssex
SummersEssex - 5/9/2023, 9:32 AM
@TheManWithoutFear - yes.
comicfan100
comicfan100 - 5/9/2023, 11:31 AM
@TheManWithoutFear - He was kinda overshadowed by Mr Fantastic and even Black Bolt, to a degree.
TheManWithoutFear
TheManWithoutFear - 5/9/2023, 12:19 PM
@comicfan100 - yeah Black Bolt was in this film. That's just as wild. And he was perfect, like page-to-screen.
regularmovieguy
regularmovieguy - 5/9/2023, 8:44 AM
“ would have ultimately taken away from the main narrative, which was first and foremost, Doctor Strange’s story.”

mountainman
mountainman - 5/9/2023, 9:00 AM
@regularmovieguy - It was Wanda’s story, and Strange was a side character in it.
FinnishDude
FinnishDude - 5/9/2023, 8:44 AM
At this point, so much has happened to MCU!Wanda that trying to retcon her to actually be Magneto's daughter would probably be confusing/unnecessarily complicated to the general audience and just kinda pandering to the comic purists.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 5/9/2023, 11:03 AM
@FinnishDude - could always make it he is a Sokovian. Wouldn't mind that to be honest. Seeing how Sokovia is in the Austria reason, it's not impossible the WWII backstory is erased completely
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/9/2023, 8:45 AM
case
case - 5/9/2023, 9:18 AM
Pfft. Such a let down this movie. Almost feel like any change would enhance rather than take away from it. I still feel like I should watch it yet another time to see if I missed the whole point of it or something.
SummersEssex
SummersEssex - 5/9/2023, 9:34 AM
Wouldn't make sense to cast an actor old enough to play Wanda's father? Whatchu talkin about? Don't give me none of that young Xavier and Magneto bs. Those two in their 50s, the main team in the 20s and 30s easy. Mature, seasoned X-men only for me, please. I'm still running under the assumption that the point of X-Men 97 is to introduce and familiarize people with the team that will take the lead when they're finally brought into the MCU.
CorndogBurglar
CorndogBurglar - 5/9/2023, 10:11 AM
@SummersEssex - God I hope you're right.
Winston19
Winston19 - 5/9/2023, 9:45 AM
Source- random dude on Twitter with 1700 followers. Seems legit
bobevanz
bobevanz - 5/9/2023, 10:44 AM
Stop making articles off of BS rumors and sources, this guy is literally a nobody and you gave him a platform lol
JonC
JonC - 5/9/2023, 11:50 AM
You could say the main narrative was Doctor Strange's but it was almost equally Wanda's... and being split in this manner it wasn't clear from a viewer standpoint as they didn't get to see a single narrative pull strongly through the entire movie. As such, an insertion of Magneto and a higher focus on Wanda may have gave it a single narrative of the two that was stronger and easier for the audience to grasp on to. Not unlike Heath Ledger as Joker, he was equal to Batman in the overall narrative and some could say an easier thread to follow.
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