Marvel Studios is in the fast lane to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The sequel's marketing campaign officially kicked off in the post-credits of Spider-Man: No Way Home, and has only surged since. Doctor Strange 2 dropped its official trailer during this year's Super Bowl to thunderous applause, and ticket pre-sales already have the film on track for a incredible opening weekend.
With Disney+'s Moon Knight entering its mid-season this Wednesday, Marvel Studios has turned up the dial on its theatrical marketing. New rumblings indicate the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer is imminent, but April largely belongs to Doctor Strange 2. The Benedict Cumberbatch-led sequel has confirmed its unexpected runtime and debuted its official poster within the past week.
That aforementioned poster combined the film's leading stars into one glass-shattering image. Now, each character has received their own standalone spotlight.
Doctor Strange 2's Character Posters Unveiled
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Marvel Studios has released six new character posters ahead of the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The first spotlights the leading man himself, as Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange has half of his face encased in a familiar red energy.
This continues with Elizabeth Olsen's Wand Maximoff, as ruby hues surround her in her full Scarlet Witch glory.
Xochitil Gomez's America Chavez comes third in release, further emphasizing her spot as a main character among the enormous ensemble.
Benedict Wong's Wong is the first of the bunch to have his full face shown, as both of his eyes are visible.
The posters continue with Chiwetel Ejiofor's Master Mordo, who also has his full face in frame.
The final character poster is for Rachel McAdams' Christine Palmer, although it is unclear if this is her past MCU iteration or a Multiversal Variant.
Multiverse of Madness Enters the Marketing Endgame
The timing of these character posters lines up with Marvel Studios' recent marketing patterns. Character posters for both Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals dropped four weeks before their theatrical debuts, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is 25 days away. Both the master of Kung-fu and the immortal ensemble had new footage following their character poster releases in the days after.
As for the posters themselves, the fresh looks at the ensemble's top-billed players don't give much away, but the stylistic choices are noteworthy. All six are peppered with that aforementioned red energy, which bears striking similarities to the Scarlet Witch's chaos magic.
Beyond that, half of the posters have only one eye visible. This is a potential visual cue of the veil the Scarlet Witch is holding over them, while characters like Mordo, Wong, and Christine Palmer are able to see the Multiversal conflict clearly. Wanda Maximoff does have a knack for mind control, after all.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6.