Both before and after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released in theaters, we heard a lot about plans to kill off Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mordo.
The last time we saw him was in Doctor Strange's post-credits scene, and Mordo had embarked on a mission to rid the world of those he deemed unworthy of wielding magic. That was going to lead to him tracking down Wanda Maximoff in her cabin, only for the Scarlet Witch to make short work of the villain by removing his head.
Now, filmmaker Sam Raimi has confirmed that this was the plan in the sequel's Director's Commentary. However, he also revealed that Wanda was set to present Mordo's head to Strange later in the movie (we're baffled as to why neither scene is included as an extra on the Blu-ray).
As this rumour proved to be accurate, we have to assume the one about Bruce Campbell playing a Balder the Brave Variant was also true. Reshoots seemingly made a lot of changes to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, including the roster of The Illuminati being altered.
The good thing about Mordo not dying is that we can see him again down the line. This movie introduced his Variant, Master Mordo, while Strange briefly mentioned that his world's Mordo had spent the past few years trying to kill him. Bring on Doctor Strange 3, eh?
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Marvel Cinematic Universe unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. We'll 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.
The movie's cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, 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 Loki Head Writer Michael Waldron.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now playing in theaters. It's now available on Digital platforms and Disney+, and hits Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD, and DVD on July 26.