Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is packed with cameos, introducing us to new versions of familiar faces, complete newcomers, and even some surprise A-List appearances.
Sam Raimi’s films take us on an adventure through the multiverse thanks to the powers of America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), who can hop dimensions. Thanks to her, we’re treated to those thrilling cameos… but to say anything else here would spoil the fun.
OK, so you’ve seen Doctor Strange 2, and that means you’ve seen Inhumans star Anson Mount reprising his job as Black Bolt, a superhero whose voice is destructive that he decides not to talk and cause harm to all those around him.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Bolt first appeared in Fantastic Four #45, back in December 1965.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Bolt is introduced as one of the members of the Illuminati, a group of heroes based on Earth-838, who monitor what happens all through the multiverse. The team is led by a version of Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), and is made up by the likes of Reed Richards (John Krasinski), Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch), and Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell).
Having been found in their universe, our Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is brought in front of them, and informed that Professor X instructed Black Bolt to kill their Doctor Strange after he became consumed by dark magic thanks to the Darkhold, and proved to be a threat to all reality. Given their encounters with Other Stephen, the Illuminati explain that they don’t trust any Stephens, yet the discussion is stopped when Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) breaks into the facility and the Illuminati are forced to stand against her.
Tragically for Black Bolt, he’s the first of them to face her, and when Wanda removes his mouth, his fatal shriek reverberates back inside his own head and he is killed. Ouch.