Professor X in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness? Well…
Looks like a concept artist read my X-men Vs Avengers movie showdown and wants to troll me. See, in that article, I suggested that Strange and/or Wanda could take down the Fox version of Professor X. But yesterday, a geek twitter page hailing from India posted a “leaked” photo of a “concept scene” for The Multiverse of Madness. The big “reveal?” Apparently, Professor X and Doctor Strange will meet in the sequel. However, we should take a closer look.
No, Professor X is Not in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Probably)
(Image: Marvel Studios?)
Above, we have the concept art in question. First, what made me cheer more than the idea of Professor X being in the Doctor Strange sequel, is that Xavier is rollin’ in his 1990s hovering, golden easy chair. Since Marvel embraced the superhero designs much more than Fox ever dared to, this isn’t too much of a stretch.
But then there’s the other elements. Who is leading Doctor Strange to Professor X in the picture? Two Ultron bots. And where are all these characters? In Yondu’s pirate spaceship. It also appears that Baron Mordo is at Xavier’s side. The only things that are remotely possible here are the magic symbols.
So, Does This Mean the Image Is Completely Fake?
Is the image actually from Marvel Studios? Possibly. We’ve seen this with Star Wars. Darth Vader acted as a stand-in for Kylo Ren, since Disney didn’t want to reveal the new character at the time. And to keep Luke Skywalker’s appearance in The Mandalorian Season 2 secret, the concept artist used Plo Kloon in place of Luke Skywalker to keep fans in the dark. So, it’s not entirely out of the realm of (this) reality that this could be from Marvel Studios. And given that we are dealing with the Multiverse, Professor X could very well be in Doctor Strange 2. The chances of this exact scene being real? We’d have to go deep into the Multiverse for that. I mean, the image is pure madness.
Wait a minute…
(Featured Image: Marvel Comics)
Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.