How Doctor Strange 2’s Universe Jumping Sequence Could Be More Important In Future MCU Installments

Of the many mind-bending moments in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessthe latest of the Marvel movies, is a sequence where Stephen Strange and America Chavez jump through 20 universe in just 40 seconds. During the brief, but beautifully executed scene, the superhero pair go places like a paint universe and another where dinosaurs seem to still roam the Earth. While it may seem random, perhaps it could signal something more for the MCU?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is always expanding, sometimes in ways we may not be aware of until they come to fruition years later. With that in mind, a recent anecdote told by Multiverse of Madness VFX supervisor Alexis Wajsbrot might be worth earmarking. While discussing the construction of the scene to Varietywajsbrot said this

One was an Incan statue world, which ended up in the movie because Kevin Feige thought, ‘Well, that could be a great world to put the Living Tribunal in.’ So that world became the Living Tribunal world… We proposed a jungle and Kevin Feige said, ‘Well, it could be cool if it was Savage World.’ It’s a world that exists in the Marvel Universe, so we had to add dinosaurs. We had to model and texture and render and animate dinosaurs for two seconds, which is extremely not cost-efficient.

If you’re not keyed into Marvel Comics knowledge, the Living Tribunal is an omnipotent celestial being, with the function to safeguard the multiverse from an imbalance of mystical forces. Here is an illustration of the Living Tribunal from the comics, who made a brief appearance in the multiverse-jumping scene in Doctor Strange 2:

The Living Tribunal in Marvel Comics

(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

For keen eyed Marvel fans, a statue of the Living Tribunal also made an appearance during Lokiin Season 1’s fifth episode. Between Doctor Strange and Loki, it seems Marvel boss Kevin Feige might have the character on his mind. Does this mean the character could make a legitimate appearance in a future project?

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