Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness is going to be released in cinema on 25 May 2021, this movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. It is an American superhero movie based on the marvel comics character Doctor strange and the 28th film of marvel cinematic universe & direct sequel to doctor strange 2016.
After the release of doctor strange 2016, we have got to see this character in many marvel movies. Marvel characters will appear in the upcoming film doctor strange 2 to understand the story of the movie and enjoy it you need to watch some old marvel movies and tv series, over here I made a list of those marvel movies and tv shows.
What movies should you watch ahead of Multiverse of Madness?
1. Doctor Strange 2016
The first thing you need to watch is doctor strange 2016, it is a part of MCU and you can easily find it on Disney Plus in multiple languages with subtitles also. It functions as an origin story after watching this movie you will know how Stephen strange became a sorcerer supreme aka Doctor Strange.
2. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor Ragnarok is the direct sequel to Thor The Dark World and 3rd solo film of MCU’s thor. In this movie, Doctor Strange appeared in the role of thor’s advisory to find Odin the king of Asgard. It is not compulsory to watch this movie but it is a fun movie you should try it if you have time.
3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
You must watch this movie because Doctor Strange has a big role. In this movie, he fought against Thanos and try to save the world with the help of the Avengers. This movie is worth watching and one of the best films in the marvel cinematic universe overall.
4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers endgame is a direct sequel to Avengers Infinity War. Avengers endgame is considered one of the best films of all time worldwide. In this film, team avengers try to back half of the population of the universe and finally they succeed. Doctor Strange appears in the final battle of the film.
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5. Wanda Vision
This is the first tv series in the marvel cinematic universe, based on marvel comics character Wanda. She will play an important role in the upcoming doctor strange 2 that’s why to understand her story you need to watch this tv series. This tv series was premiered in January 2021 and now it is available in Disney Plus you can easily watch it.
You must watch this tv series because it briefly explains the concept of the multiverse. This tv series first time shows variants of characters from the alternate universe. In the final episode of the tv series the scandal that happens at the end of the episode opens the door of the Multiverse.
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7. X- Men Days Of Future Past
In the second Multiverse of Madness trailer, we could hear Patrick Stewart’s voice, he was the actor who played Professor X in the X-Men movies. And now in Doctor Strange 2, we will get to see him reprise his old role from X- Men movie franchise. To understand the power of Professor X you need to watch this movie and if you have time then you should try to watch the full X-Men film franchise.
8. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
It is the third spiderman film of Marvel Cinematic Universe, which was released on 17 December 2021. in this movie we also saw Doctor Strange along with three Spidermen. The spells performed by Doctor Strange in this film help peter parker that spells open the doors of the multiverse which we saw in the last of the spiderman no way home.