MCU fans have gone into a frenzy over concept art that never made it to the final stage Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Almost no Marvel Studios movie has dealt with so many behind-the-scenes issues Doctor Strange 2starting with the change in directors from Scott Derrickson to Sam Raimi in early 2020. Character arcs and visual cues have been reworked.
Derrickson’s movie was supposed to be darker and even scarier than what happened with Raimi, which led to Derrickson amicably leaving the project due to creative differences between him and Marvel.
With the Multiverse Saga now expanding its boundaries with new projects, fans are also getting a deeper look at development entries that have already arrived in Phase 4, including new concept art that teases what could have been with Doctor Strange 2.
Concept art shows scrapped Doctor Strange 2 scene
Concept artist Thomas de Crest shared a handful of unused pieces of art from Marvel Studios Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which showed new scenes for the scene used in the sequel to Multiversal.
Two of the images offered a look at a universe based on fractals, teasing some of the instability that was shown when Doctor Strange and America Chavez jumped through different universes.
The other three images were ideas for what would later become the world of Incursion, which is shown at the end of the movie where Prime Doctor Strange battles Sinister Strange.
Since those photos were released, fans have shared their emotional thoughts about the photos, largely noting that they look even better than what appeared in the final movie.
Many Instagram users reacted negatively to the photos, using words like “tragic” To describe what happened to the movie and say so “True Multiverse Doctor Strange” He came into a completely different world:
moti_sason3388: “What they’ve done with this movie is tragic”
g._inaki: “We were robbed”
gothamvsl: “In Another World we got a true multiverse movie Doctor Strange”
Another user asked why “Weakest Concepts” It is always chosen for these films:
andrusdoesstuff.jpg: “Why do they always seem to pick the most vulnerable concepts for some of these projects”
Another fan explained that the film seemed strange to them because of the backgrounds not blending well with the practical material while also noting the drastic changes in color with each scene:
tikitongaa: “The reason I feel so comfortable with this movie is because the backgrounds don’t quite marry with the action shots, you kind of watch it and you keep subconsciously telling yourself ‘they’re not really there’ maybe it was the hue too, from the vibrant jumps from the universes multiplayer to the dull gray ending, I felt a little lost, the story and writing shouldn’t have agonized like it happened in the midst of it all”
One Reddit user wished that this type of concept art had not been released to the public since then “Most of the time it’s always better,” while another called her “exhausting” To see these photos and admit to being disappointed:
Doctor_Doom_1962: “Sometimes I wish we’d never see concept art because most of the time it’s always better.”
Demigorus: “Again, the concept art from Derekson’s script is better than the final product. This is stressful. I don’t want to see any more concept art, and I don’t need any more disappointment.”
In response to the previous comment, another fan shared a lengthy comment, stating that setting the aspirations of the concept art is “Type of the job” For visual artists. This user gave Marvel the benefit of the doubt, stating that ‘Middle grounds must be made’ When choosing the visual effects to move forward with:
sade1212: “Yeah, I can’t help but think ‘first time?'” It’s when people discover that conceptual art usually looks cooler than the final product. Shockingly, sketching out one great idea is much more rewarding than realizing that design in a feature film, for many reasons. Almost any project ever created can track amazing concept art that makes you You think “why didn’t they use that!?” But the unfortunate truth is that compromises have to be made and not much can be done.”
du Crest also noted that Mordo and Doctor Strange are placeholders in some images, in response to a fan who asked if Mordo was the Earth-616 or Master Mordo version of the Illuminati:
Fan: “I’m still interested in how Mordo does concept art with Strange, and she’s not the Illuminati version, she’s actually from the main MCU universe.”
du Crest: “The characters at that point are more like placeholders, and I wouldn’t read too much into them”
What could be in Doctor Strange 2
Marvel fans haven’t been afraid to share their thoughts on VFX work in the latest MCU movies and TV shows, which continues with this new look at the Marvel Universe. Doctor Strange 2. And with this sequel being the story truly set to open the multiverse for the first time while also being billed as Marvel’s first horror film, expectations were high for just how terrifying and expansive this landscape would be.
Although many are concerned that Marvel’s upcoming production during the rest of the Multiverse Saga will continue to put pressure on VFX artists, there is hope that the MCU can return to the VFX franchise seen in the Infinity Saga. Plus, with the story being developed more thoroughly due to delays announced for multiple projects, hopefully the MCU team will have more time and resources to bring something more fans will celebrate.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Streaming now on Disney+.