Marvel Fan Spots Annoying Doctor Strange Portal Mistake In MCU Movie

By Russ Milheim Posted:
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Now that Spider-Man: No Way Home has been out for a couple of months, it's time to put the spotlight on Marvel Studios' next big filmDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The first trailer gave everyone a glimpse of the dark adventure that awaits Benedict Cumberbatch's sorcerer and teased Wanda's chaotic role in the proceedings.

There have been plenty of rumors, which have fueled the excitement about the movie. However, most of those focus on the many cameos and fun appearances that fans might expect to see, from the cast of Loki to old members of The Fantastic Four, and possibly even having mutants on screen for the first time in the MCU.

That excitement about what comes next has led fans to go back and watch 2016's Doctor Strange. It's hard to believe that it's been six years since the character had his own solo outing, especially with how important he has been to the MCU in recent years.

With all the attention turned back on his first adventure, fans have stumbled across a big mistake in the film's final act.

Doctor Strange's Portal Mistake

In the final act of the movie, Mads Mikkelsen's Kaecilius can be seen conjuring a portal into Hong Kong with goons at his side. However, Reddit user u/AwkwardPotato69 noticed how there's a big continuity problem as the scene plays out.

Here, a car can be seen driving down the roads of Hong Kong.

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It continues right into where Kaecilius and his crew are entering through the portal.

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However, as the bad guys step through, the car vanishes into nothing. What should have happened, given all the rules established in the MCU so far, is that the car should have gone right through the portal and ran over the wannabe world-enders.

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Then, when the portal closes, the car is nowhere to be seen; likely floating somewhere out there within the fabric of the universe.

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The car-vanishing clip can be watched in full below:


Annoying Continuity Mistakes

It is rather strange how such a blatant continuity mistake took so long to be noticed. It's hard to tell if that's good or bad.

Having now noticed the goof, it does seem like a rather lazy oversight. At the end of the day though, things happen. Movies are hard feats to pull off. However, it remains a continuity error no matter how it got there.

Maybe the car and its driver will end up being one of the most significant cameos in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Just as Stephen Strange is about to lose the fight, the long-lost vehicle slips through realities and crushes his foe.

With the vast possibilities of the Multiverse, that is 100% how at least one of the many timelines played out.

For those that want to give it a view on their own, Doctor Strange can be streamed on Disney+, and its sequel, Multiverse of Madness, hits theaters on May 6 later this year.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.