If I had any complaint about DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, it would be that they didn’t take advantage of the opportunity afforded to show the fans more universes. They so easily could have. Quick, second-long glimpses of. Say, the X-Men universe (well, they did give us Professor X, so there’s that), the ALIENS and PREDATOR universe (Disney owns those properties now, too), maybe one of the Pixar universes. I mean, we’re talking about the multiverse. Anything would have worked. They did give us one such teaser, though: One of those realities through which Doctor strange blipped was the STAR WARS universe. Specifically, he paid a brief—very brief—visit to the planet Mustafar, where Darth Vader, or rather Anakin Skywalker, got chopped and served all flambé, necessitating his transformation into Darth Vader.

Imagine of they’d actually *shown* us Darth Vader. Audience members’ heads would have exploded. That might be why they *didn’t* do it. I’ve always said, though, don’t look for any such head-splodin’ shockers until the movies start to become less profitable. (Granted it will be a loooooong time.) Then they’ll use those kind of moments as a shot of adrenaline to rejuvenate the franchises.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: