The Marvel Cinematic Universe is no stranger to continuity mistakes and visual errors that are carried over from behind the scenes. A few good examples include a human skin-colored hand from Paul Bettany's Vision on a WandaVision promo, a continuity mistake revolving around Tom Holland's hair in Infinity War, and most recently, Marvel crew members being spotted in multiple Moon Knight episodes.
Another notable continuity error occurred during the first Doctor Strange movie back in 2016. During the final battle, Mads Mikkelsen's Kaecilius conjures a portal into Hong Kong with goons by his side, but a car can be seen driving toward them. It continues right into where Kaecilius and his crew are entering through the portal, with the car vanishing into nothing. A fan pointed out that the car should have gone right through the portal and ran over the MCU villains.
Now, it seems that another visual error has been spotted in a fresh new clip from the Doctor Strange sequel.
A Doctor Strange 2 Error Spotted
The first official clip of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness included a hilarious blunder.
Twitter user @honeymoron posted a detailed breakdown of how one specific extra can be seen running past Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange four times, which is a major continuity error.
The extra is first seen running away from Gargantos, which was taken in a wide-angle camera shot. Once Strange walks toward Gargantos, the extra can be seen running past him again. Then, as Strange tries to summon a spell, the same extra once again shows up in the same spot during his second appearance.
Lastly, as Strange prepares to attack Gargantos, the extra is shown once again, but he is not yet running away from Gargantos yet.
Here's a full breakdown of the continuity error:
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Errors
The good news about this continuity error is that the eagle-eyed fan spotted it early rather than later, meaning that Marvel Studios still has time to go back to the editing bay and correct this mistake. Still, this doesn't change the fact that this is a hilarious blunder at the studio's end.
It is unknown if this was intentional on Marvel's part, but for the fun of it, it's possible that this extra was placed on purpose.
Considering that the sequel is dealing with alternate realities, it's possible that Gargantos' appearance on the prime MCU Earth has also led to other Variants' arrival. This could explain why there are multiple versions of the extra that are running around New York. On the flip side, this continuity error could be the result of the film's multiple reshoots.
However, it's also possible that the most likely cause of this flub is from inattentiveness on set during the filming of the scene, thus leading to the unfortunate result.
Whatever the case, this is simply a minor error when put into perspective alongside the sequel's purpose of introducing massive Multiverse-related ramifications across the wider MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to premiere in theaters on May 6.