Doctor Strange 2 Screenwriter Reveals Wasp’s Deleted Character

After grossing nearly $1 billion at the global box office, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Now streaming on Disney+ for fans around the world. While more details are being revealed about certain parts of the film, including the best look of John Krasinski’s Reed Richards, new stories about what didn’t make it into the sequel are also being revealed.

In the past few days alone, fans have learned of some of the deleted scenes from the movie, which are already fairly short, with a run time of just over two hours. This includes another version of Bruce Campbell’s end credits as Pizza Popa and a deleted moment with Rachel McAdams’ Kristen Palmer, which further deepens her history with the oddball.

Although the scenes were actually made into a movie and scrapped Doctor Strange 2 During its theatrical debut, there were other moments that were deleted before production began. One of them includes a different take on Marvel Studios’ first edition of the Illuminati, which originally included one of Marvel Comics’ original Avengers.

“Doctor Strange 2” Original Wasp Screenwriter

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as part of an audio commentary on the digital version Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesslead writer Michael Waldron shared details about how The Wasp was originally included in the film.

Waldron noticed that he had a hard time putting together the second half of the second act, causing him to “Swing on the Swing” And try to make the Illuminati work. Producer Rich Palmer then chimed in, noting that he wasn’t sure if the movie would actually get Wanda to kill the entire Illuminati team:

Waldron: “I was just desperately trying to finish the first draft of the script in August 2020. The second half of the second act really didn’t and didn’t know exactly where I was going. I just thought, ‘Okay, why am I? What about throwing the Illuminati in without swinging? “

Ritchie Palmer: “You did. Those Jonathan Hickman Illuminati comics are some of the greatest comics ever, I think those are the new Avengers comics from the Secret Wars era. But Michael, I remember reading your Illuminati stuff First draft and just with disbelief, went, ‘She killed all the Illuminati? He made her kill all the Illuminati. We’ll never be able to do that. Wait, can we? I hope We can do it.

Waldron then explained how the Hornets were originally included in a version of the Illuminati, though other team members didn’t reveal it.Waldron noted that Wanda smashed the winged hero and killed the Wasp while flying to Scarlet Witch, saying it was a tribute to the movie alien:

“Yeah, I think I’ve seen alien Just thinking about the way those marines were slaughtered, yeah I’m glad it worked. “I think originally, the Wasp was a version of the Illuminati, the Wasp shrank down and flew to Wanda, and then [Wanda] Just clapping her hand confused Wasp in the first draft. “

Palmer then expressed his concerns about not being able to turn the story into a movie, praising director Sam Raimi and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige for allowing them to go there, among other things:

“Yeah, I’m afraid someone will tell us we’ve gone too far, but no one has ever done it. You always help us get it there, Sam. Kevin always encourages us to push it even further Far. Our other bosses, Luis D’Esposio, Victoria Alonso, everyone supported us every step of the way to push this film forward.”

Special thanks to @scarletwnews Contributed to this report on Twitter.

Doctor Strange 2’s early wasp cut?

The Wasp is known as one of the first key members of the Avengers in Marvel Comics history, appearing alongside Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk nearly 60 years ago.Although she did not eventually become Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessthere seems to be only a conversation about bringing her into the big-screen version of the Illuminati with this history.

Waldron didn’t say whether this would be Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne or Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet Van Dyne, although both can feel their presence in the Illuminati heroes. In a group that already paid homage to the earliest modern Marvel movies with Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, this could have ties into the comics in its own unique way.

It also shows how much Sam Raimi and Kevin Feige are willing to involve the Illuminati in the MCU. While the Wasp may not have been successful this time around, it certainly could be used in future multiverse stories if given the chance.

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