We are less than a week away from the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but the less than seven nights before fans can see it is too much for some, those who really want to know more about the film’s cameos. Marvel Studios has already confirmed a lot of this throughout marketing and trailers for the sequel, but rumors have been swirling around for quite some time. Despite the truth or fiction regarding rumored cameos in the movie, we’ve compiled a list of every cameo in the movie that fans have heard of or theorized about (strictly cameos, meaning not someone who’s going to be in press tour).
Marvel’s official description for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness reveals that the MCU has “unlocked the Multiverse and pushed its limits further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the multiverse face a mysterious new adversary.”
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, and featuring returning Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, with Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Featuring Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Stephen Strange Returns When Doctor Strange from the Multiverse of Madness opens in theaters May 6, 2022.
Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier – Confirmed
The fan-favorite actor has already been confirmed to appear in the film. Although the star of Fox’s X-Men movies hasn’t shown his face in any of the trailers, his voice is instantly recognizable. What we’ve seen of the character is that he clearly has the same mobility chair as his character in the 1990s X-Men animated series and is part of the multiversal Illuminati. So yes, Professor X is in the movie, but clearly a twist on what we’ve seen before and leaving Marvel Studios with the leeway to create their own version in the MCU.
Julian Hilliard and Jett Klyne as Billy & Tommy – Confirmed
As teased in WandaVision’s post-credits scene, yes, Julian Hilliard (Billy Maximoff) and Jett Klyne (Tommy Maximoff), are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming film. It’s unclear what role they’ll play in the film, but the devastation Wanda suffered when she lost her children will clearly be a major plot factor in the sequel.
Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter – Confirmed
A recent TV spot completely confirmed that this character will appear and it seems like a very plausible dot to connect to think that Hayley Atwell will return as a hero. After playing Peggy Carter in the MCU and voicing this variant of the hero in Marvel’s What If…? it sure looks like Hayley will be back for the first time since Avengers: Endgame.
Lashana Lynch as Captain Marvel – Confirmed
Another cameo confirmed for some time thanks to marketing is Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch appearing as a variation of her character Maria Rambeau, the one who is Captain Marvel instead of Carol Danvers. She also appears to be part of the Illuminati, it’s unclear if we’ll find out what happened to the Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau of her universe, but she’s definitely in the movie.
Rintrah – Confirmed
While it’s unclear who will be voicing the character, or if he even has any lines, it’s confirmed that the green minotaur will appear in the film for at least a little while.
Bruce Campbell as….? – Confirmed… sort of
The longtime Sam Raimi collaborator offered several teases about his appearance in the film, including two April Fool’s Day “leaks” about his cameo. Who he plays and if he’s even in the movie is still up in the air as the actor himself wondered if he did the final cut.
“It’s hard with Marvel movies, it’s even hard to lie because I could be taken for a liar in my lie. If I told you that I think I’m not in it, I might still end up by being there,” Campbell said on the Radio Labyrinth podcast. “Even if I were to do a pivotal cameo — because I only do pivotal cameos, and I can explain if you see it — we won’t really know the answer until May. If I were [Doctor Strange actor] Benedict Cumberbatch, I would be afraid of being eliminated.”
Tom Cruise as Superior Iron Man – Debunked
Ever since the first look at Lashana Lynch’s Captain Marvel variant was revealed, many fans were convinced it was Actually Tom Cruise as a variant of Tony Stark. It’s been theorized to be a meta-cast as Cruise had been considered for an Iron Man movie in the past, but it just won’t happen. There are NOTHING which proves or confirms the existence of such a cameo, and makes plenty of evidence to the contrary. During the entire time that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness prepared and shot, Cruise developed and shot the 7th and 8th Mission: Impossible films. The actor has clearly had a lot on his plate, with probably no availability for a Marvel movie appearance.
Charlize Theron as Clea – rumored
Rumors abound that the Mad Max: Fury Road star will appear as the half-human, half-Dark Dimension being who, in the pages of Marvel Comics, took Stephen Strange’s hand in marriage. There’s nothing to back that up just yet, but think back to the days before Marvel’s Eternals, we had no idea Harry Styles was playing Starfox in that movie, did we? That said, Theron previously said that Marvel never approached her for a role.
“I swear to God. I never got anything,” iHeart Radio’s “The Big Ticket” podcast in July 2020. “No, I’m not lying to you. But it’s okay. You know what? my way. I create my own opportunities. So that’s fine.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki – rumored
Given the connectivity between Loki on Disney+ and the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it would make sense for an appearance to occur. Last year, it was rumored that Hiddleston would appear in the film, although the report at the time simply said he was “expected” to appear. No news of a possible appearance has been made since then.
Anson Mount as Black Bolt
One of the Illuminati members is rumored to be the Inhuman Black Bolt, with actor Anson Mount reprising his role on the short-lived ABC series. It seems like pure, fandom, made-up nonsense, because there’s no love lost between Marvel Studios and the Inhumans TV show that was produced, itself an utter failure. Marvel Studios will certainly never acknowledge this show, and if they decide to use any of these characters, they will definitely recast it.