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New listing points to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness visiting Earth 616

May 6th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We already know (sort of) that the upcoming Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness will explore the, em, multiverse of the Marvel universe.

Likely following on from the likes of the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths, the movie could potentially see characters from TV shows, cartoon, alternate studios’ movies, games… the sky is really the limit.

But now it seems another world may be set for the big screen in the movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff.

Actor Jon Prophet’s listing on Spotlight talent agency (below) has him listed as ‘New Yorker 616’ in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

So? Well, Marvel fans will know that the number 616 is a nod to the original earth that saw the comics bring us Spider-man, Fantastic Four, the X-Men and, well, pretty much all the heroes we know and love. And no, the MCU is NOT 616, although I understand why some may think it is.

What it means for the movie is anyone’s guess but under the direction of Sam Raimi, I wouldn’t be surprised if they find a way to actually bring the comics to life for the movie in a way we’ve never seen before, giving us the comic original versions of all the MCU heroes would be very cool… could we see an animated section in the middle of the movie? Only time will tell…

Thoughts on this one, guys?

Source: Spotlight

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….