Marvel Studios took the opportunity to break the internet in a big way via Super Bowl LVI. This came with the second full trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is bringing every corner of the Marvel universe into play. Spanning the MCU’s Disney+ shows to the early X-Men movies from the turn of the century, this sequel will have something for literally everyone.
One of the most shocking moments from this new trailer came when fans seemingly got a tease for Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, who blew the minds of both Doctor Strange and the viewing audience. With the potential for a version of the Illuminati on the way, Marvel Studios is truly looking to blow the universe wide open in a way that was only teased in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Currently, it’s a mystery just how many other X-Men besides Professor X will come into play, although the door to that path is now wide open. That being said, the trailer included a location that may be pointing to Xavier’s most notable nemesis coming into play.
X-Men Location in Doctor Strange Trailer
The second trailer for Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which debuted during Super Bowl LVI, showed a location with ties to Magneto from Marvel's X-Men comics.
Doctor Strange is seen falling through a forest that looks similar to the Savage Lands from the Marvel Comics. This land is located below the surface of the Antarctic, rather than at the center of the Earth.
Additionally, the site has ties to the classic X-Men villain Magneto, one of the most powerful mutants in Marvel Comics.
Magneto attempted to use the Savage Lands as a base of operations before the X-Men drove him out, but that resulted in the location being revealed to the world.
The shot of the Savage Lands can be seen at the 1:24 mark of the new trailer:
Will Magneto Join the MCU in 2022?
While Marvel Studios hasn’t cast their own versions of the X-Men yet, this sequel is making room for the mutants’ legacy to make its mark on the MCU.
The locale helped contribute to Magneto’s rise to power in numerous issues of Marvel Comics, even though it ended in defeat for the powerful villain. The big question here is how big of a role it will actually play upon its debut in the MCU, assuming it's more than just a quick pit stop for Doctor Strange and America Chavez.
This also doesn’t give any confirmations for either Ian McKellan or Michael Fassbender’s versions of the character to make an appearance, which would only add a new level of insanity to the plot. Already rumored to bring Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man into play along with Professor X, the cameos coming in Doctor Strange 2 could be bigger than any superhero movie in history.
With under three months remaining until Doctor Strange 2 debuts in theaters, the extent of Magneto’s presence will remain a mystery for the time being. Even so, with this footage, the possibilities for thrills are truly endless.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to premiere on May 6, 2022.