Marvel Makes Historic Move to Prevent Doctor Strange 2 Spoilers

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Only a few short days remain until Marvel Studios returns to the theatrical game with director Sam Raimi’s efforts on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This historic MCU solo outing is already set to be one of the franchise’s most impactful stories, and with spoilers coming in marketing material, the hype for its debut grows seemingly by the day. Now that Doctor Strange 2 is so close to release, fans are diving deep into past movies to prepare for all the potential characters and stories that could drive this new one forward.

From Avengers: Age of Ultron to Spider-Man: No Way Home and countless other projects in between and outside the MCU, this sequel has no lack of moving pieces as it looks to change the game in Phase 4.

Due to all these balls in the air, on top of the growing fan culture surrounding the MCU, viewers have to be more vigilant about avoiding spoilers these days. Now, to help make this experience the best it can be for everybody, Marvel is taking unprecedented measures to hinder spoilers from spreading to the public over the coming days.

Time to Enter the Multiverse of Madness

Ahead of Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness' red carpet world premiere and critic screenings on Monday night, Marvel Studios took to social media to announce that their official accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have now disabled all replies and comments. This is being done in an attempt to prevent fans from spreading spoilers in comment sections.

This is a historic move on Marvel Studios' part as it's the first time they've announced that they would be disabling comments for the purpose of stopping spoilers.

"See you on the other side of the Multiverse.

Replies will now be disabled."

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Marvel Staying Vigilant With Avoiding Spoilers

While Marvel Studios has certainly used Twitter campaigns to warn against spoilers in the past, especially for big outings like Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home, this is a new tactic for the comic book movie juggernaut. Turning off replies to the studio's Twitter account should help in that endeavor for Doctor Strange 2, even considering how vigilant some viewers are about posting and finding that information.

As of now, the page's Tweets can still be retweeted, meaning that fans could potentially share spoilers on their own pages using those methods throughout the film's opening weekend. However, it's abundantly clear that Marvel is doing as much as it can to discourage these actions and keep the movie's secrets safe for as long as possible.

Fans will also be paying attention to Doctor Strange 2's marketing campaign, which has already teased more of Patrick Stewart's Professor X and Hayley Atwell's Captain Carter in the past couple of weeks. Now, as this movie's promotional tour reaches its own endgame, information like this is something that Marvel Studios will watch for with every pair of eyes available, even the Eye of Agamotto.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will debut in theaters on May 6.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.