Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, being a movie about the multiverse, includes a lot of different cameo appearances. Such appearances included variants of Marvel characters that belong to different universes, while others were prominent characters that just appeared for a while in the events of the film. That said, we are here to rank all of the cameo appearances in Doctor Strange 2.
Ultron made his return to the MCU as the sentry system he was always supposed to be. In universe-838, the Illuminati uses the Ultron system as the group’s security system. That means that there are plenty of Ultron robots that serve as the Illuminati’s disposal henchmen.
However, all of the Ultron robots were quickly disposed of by Wanda when she attacked the Illuminati base. We didn’t see the 616 version of Ultron as these robots don’t seem to have the same intelligence and self-awareness that the other Ultron had.
10. Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell getting announced as a cast member of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was thought of as a joke by fans. However, he really did appear in the movie but in a short cameo appearance that also served as a joke at the end of the film.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Bruce Campbell, the Evil Dead star, played the role of a pizza ball vendor in universe 838. When he tried to get physical with America, who didn’t pay for his pizza balls, Strange used a spell that caused the vendor to harm himself for three weeks. In the post-credit scene, he trolled fans by saying that both the spell and the movie were already done. He ranks this low because he didn’t play a role in the movie other than being a short comic relief and a troll to Marvel fans who waited for the final post-credit scene.
9. Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
The rumors about John Krasinski making an appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was correct because he did make his MCU debut as the universe-838 version of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, who is introduced as the smartest man in the world.
However, he wasn’t exactly smart when he and the other Illuminati members didn’t think that Wanda was a threat to his universe. This ultimately led to the demise of all of the Illuminati leaders as Richards himself got shredded into pieces. At this point, we don’t know if John Krasinski will reprise his role as the 616 version of Mr. Fantastic as there are reports that an MCU Fantastic Four is in the works.
8. Black Bolt
After Inhumans got canceled due to its poor fan and critical reception, Anson Mount returned to the MCU as Blackagar Boltagon, or simply Black Bolt, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as a member of the universe-838 version of the character. He was portrayed as arguably the strongest member of the Illuminati because Mr. Fantastic threatened Wanda that a mere whisper from Black Bolt could kill her.
However, Wanda proved to have a counter to Black Bolt’s powers when she erased his mouth. This caused Black Bolt’s abilities to backfire on him as the sound he created couldn’t escape from his mouth and eventually blew his head up.
7. Defender Strange
Defender Strange is, of course, a different variant of Doctor Strange from a different universe. He was first introduced in the movie during the first scene when he and America Chavez were on their way to the Book of Vishanti while getting chased by a demon that wanted the young girl’s powers.
In the end, Strange suffered a fatal wound at the hands of the demon. He and America got transported to universe-616 when the gifted young girl opened a portal. However, Defender Strange didn’t survive his wounds and was buried under rubble by the 616 version of Strange. His corpse was later possessed by Doctor Strange as a means to battle Wanda, while the 616 version of the character was off in another universe.
6. Captain Carter
We were introduced to Captain Peggy Carter in Marvel’s What If…? series on Disney+. She is a variant of Captain America had she been the one to undergo the super-soldier procedure instead of Rogers.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Hayley Atwell returned as the 838 variant of Peggy Carter, a member of the Illuminati. She fought Wanda for a while and even said Rogers’ “I can do this all day” line before Scarlet Witch used her shield against her to cut her in half right at the midsection. It was one of the most brutal death scenes in the entire
5. Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel made a return to the MCU but in the form of Maria Rambeau, who we know as Carol Daners’ best friend. In universe-838, she is a variant of Captain Marvel and is a member of the Illuminati.
During the fight with Scarlet Witch, Rambeau was the one who lasted the longest against Wanda. However, despite a valiant effort, not even her cosmic-level powers could stop Scarlet Witch, who killed her by burying her under the rubble of a huge statue in the Illuminati headquarters.
When Wong and Strange gathered all of the masters of the mystic arts at Kamar-Taj, this included a huge bull-like creature that we can only assume is also a master of the mystic arts. This bull is actually Rintrah, a minotaur from a planet called R’Vaal.
In the comics, he is often confused as a monster because he forgets to disguise himself as a human whenever he is in public. While he didn’t do that much in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the good news is that he survived the encounter with Scarlet Witch, who did more damage than Thanos to the army of the masters of the mystic arts.
Sara had a short yet very important role during the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Played by Sheila Atim, we aren’t sure if she is the same Sara Wolfe in the comics. Sara Wolfe is Wong’s lover and Strange’s personal assistant in the comics, and if she is indeed the Sara in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she was hinted to be quite close to Wong.
When Wanda had Wong restrained while she was using the Darkhold to dreamwalk over to the universe-838, Sara snuck up to the Darkhold and destroyed it herself instead of allowing Wong to do it. As a result, the feedback coming from the destruction of the book also killed her.
2. Professor X
After months of speculation after his voice was heard in the trailer of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Sir Patrick Stewart did indeed make a cameo appearance in the movie as he reprised the role of the original Professor X that we saw in the first X-Men movies.
He played a small yet important role in the movie because he was the one who told the Illuminati to tell 616 Doctor Strange the truth about the 838 version of himself, who was corrupted by the Darkhold. However, Professor X was the only Illuminati member who believed that 616 Strange was better than his 838 version. He later died when he entered Scarlet Witch’s mind in an attempt to pull the 838 Wanda out.
1. Clea the Sorceress
Clea the Sorceress, after months of speculation, appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Played by actress Charlize Theron, Clea appeared in the first post-credit scene when she told Doctor Strange that he had caused an incursion in another universe. She opened a portal and invited Strange to help her stop the incursion as the doctor, third eye and all, went along with the mysterious sorceress.
In the comics, Clea is one of Doctor Strange’s love interests and went on to become his wife. They met when Strange went to the Dark Realm as Clea became curious about the human sorcerer. She is ranked high on this list because, among all of the cameo appearances in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she is likely to have the biggest impact in the future.