We know Marvel are preparing to introduce new universes into their Cinematic Universe, we saw the Quantum realm in Ant-Man and it’s been revealed that Doctor Strange is exploring the concept of the multiverse – a connected network of universes, realities, and dimensions.
During a set visit, Kevin Feige reiterated Marvel’s stance on the multiverse and elaborated on where this could take their Cinematic Universe in the future:
“When comic book fans hear parallel dimensions or multiple dimensions, they think of Earth 616 and Earth 617 or Earth 618. That’s all possible, but what we’re playing with in this world is that there are dimensions. That the other dimensions are not just parallel realities.”
So even though there’s definitely a chance we’ll see the Ultimate Universe and other well-known alternate variations of the main continuity in the future, we won’t see them in the upcoming Doctor Strange flick.
Feige continued, this time mentioning a huge villain from the world of Doctor Strange in the process:
“Although some of them are [parallel realities]… there are the dark dimension, where Dormammu inhabits. There are dimensions that are so mind-bending that you can barely perceive them. There are dimensions that … That’s where a lot of the Ditko images come from. They’re dimensions that are just mind trips, that the human mind can barely fathom, which is why it’s hard to turn them into something to show an audience in November. We’re playing as much with the multiverse as alien dimensions for lack of a better term, than as parallel realities where there’s a Strange that wears Iron Man armor! We’re not there yet.”
Doctor Strange is in theaters on November 4, 2016.