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Dr. Strange (Courtesy of Marvel Studios)

The new trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dropped right before the Super Bowl, and it looks wild. The film is Directed by original Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi, and was written by Loki show-runner Michael Waldron; that makes sense, as Loki dove deep into the concept of the multiverse, which was first explained by the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) to Bruce Banner  (Mark Ruffalo) in Avengers: Endgmane, was more fully fleshed out in the Loki series on Disney+. We also get a good glimpse of the creature Shuma-Gorath, which we first saw in the Disney+ animated show What If…?  as well as a “variant” of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who we met in What If…? as well. We also see Wanda (Elizabeth Olson), and while it seems like Stange knows a little bit of the events of Disney+’s Wandavision, he may not be aware of the full extent of her powers. It’s also noteworthy that a voice that seems to be Patrick Stewart’s is heard at 1:19 into the trailer, saying, “We should tell him the truth.” Stewart, of course, played Professor Xavier in the X-Men films, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has said that there are plans to incorporate the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Dcotor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6.