5 Marvel Projects to Watch Before “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Benedict Cumberbatch in
Benedict Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange." Photo by Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock (7439541f)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the latest Marvel movie coming our way and it’s promising one wild ride. Like most other MCU movies, it’s connected to countless other projects, and here are five you should definitely check out before seeing it in theaters.

Doctor Strange

Even though a lot happened since Doctor Strange’s first stand-alone movie, this project is still a must-watch. It introduced us to this character and it wouldn’t make sense to watch its follow-up if you haven’t seen it first.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home featured the last appearance of Doctor Strange leading up to his upcoming standalone movie. It set the stage for this film by effectively introducing the idea of the multiverse in the MCU.


Even though no major characters from Loki will appear in Doctor Strange 2 (that we know of!), this series is worth a watch because it explored the idea of the multiverse.

What If…?

Episode 4 of the animated series What If…? served as the direct inspiration for Multiverse of Madness and it shows Doctor Strange crossing to the dark side and becoming Strange Supreme.


Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch will be one of the major Marvel characters appearing alongside Doctor Strange and her character arc will be much easier to understand if you’re familiar with the events of WandaVision.