Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Is Pure Fanfic

A scene from Marvel's latest offer, Doctor Strange in the Multiverses of Madness, will surely dominate the conversation about the movie for weeks.

The unique scene is the moment where Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) approaches Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and says, “The Illuminati will see you now.”

This isn’t the Illuminati of lore, the secret organization often spoken of as society’s puppeteers

This is Marvel’s Illuminati, a group of heroes in a different reality than the one audiences have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far

It’s a narrative tool meant to illustrate superheroes coming together to save the universe (of course), but the scene is also a chance to tease

Doctor Strange meeting the Illuminati is just the beginning.

Dr Strange meeting the Illuminati is not the only way Multiverse of Madness feels like fanfic. It’s also the stylistic choices

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