A brand-new piece of Doctor Strange concept art shared by Marvel Studios’ Jerad S. Marantz reveals a very different look for Dormammu.
Dormammu is one of Doctor Strange’s greatest villains and he made an appearance towards the end of his first solo outing. In Doctor Strange, Dormammu was actually voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch and had a different live-action look compared to his comic book appearance.
Doctor Strange would eventually defeat Dormammu by using the Eye of Agamotto and it’s unclear if he will return in The Multiverse of Madness. Recently, Marvel Studios’ Jerad S. Marantz shared concept art from the first film that looks very different from what we eventually got. The alternate look is more humanistic and definitely bears a strong resemblance to an adult Groot. Marantz had this to say about the scrapped Dormammu design:
“Here’s an old #dormamu option I did for Doctor Strange back in the day. Always liked this version. At this point we were playing around with more human options. Really fun show.”
You can check out the concept art below!
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Details on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are currently limited, though it is said to feature horror elements. Furthermore, the Disney Plus mini-series WandaVision will also serve as the lead-in to the sequel.
Scott Derrickson is still attached to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as an executive producer while Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct the film, which is being rewritten by Michael Waldron. The upcoming film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 7, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe!