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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Writer Michael Waldron explains the significance of the third eye of Benedict Cumberbatch’s superhero

The film depicts the titular Master of Mystic Arts facing a threat that threatens the existence of the Multiverse. The threat is Wanda herself from Elizabeth Olsen, who is still not over the loss of her children that she created out of nothing in WandaVision, and is looking for them in other realities to fill that void in her life. She has truly become the Scarlet Witch thanks to the cursed literary artifact Darkhold that empowers his readers but also angers them.

During the course of the film, Strange along with Wong (Benedict Wong) take charge to protect America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). Wanda wants to absorb the girl’s powers to travel through realities that would leave her dead.

At one point, Wanda takes on the Illuminati – Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Reed Richards of Mister Fantastic (John Krasinski), Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch), Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell), Black Bolt (Anson Mount), and Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) – single-handedly and kills them all except Mordo (who is trapped and unable to come to the rescue of his comrade. Only after Strange gets his hands on a parallel universe version of Darkhold can he defeat Wanda. But like what happened to Wanda, reading the cursed book also costs him he develops a third eye as a result like Sinister Strange the full meaning of which is not explained in MCU yet but it can’t be right.

The film’s writer, Michael Waldron, said the third eye was the toll Strange had to pay for reading Darkhold. “The bill is coming in, as Mordo warned in the first movie. He used the Darkhold to possess his own corpse and the Darkhold takes a heavy toll. I think the question our tag is asking is, is Stephen embracing that darkness? What does that mean to him? Which path will he take when he meets Clea and chases to the Dark Dimension?’ he said to Screenrant.

The Clea in the quote is the Marvel character that debuted in the mid-credits scene. The character, played by Charlize Theron, is a skilled sorceress and Strange’s love of comics. She casually opens a chasm with a knife and invites Strange to undo the damage he caused (raid) while defeating Wanda. The rift shows the Dark Dimension, the abode of terrifying creatures like Dormammu, the demon we saw in the original movie. Interestingly, Clea is related to Dormammu (she is his niece) in comics, where she and Strange fought the demon and defeated him.

Strange may have defeated Wanda, but it’s clear that Darkhold left a mark on him. It will be interesting to see how that plays out in the sequel.

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