What to Watch Before Watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

We are finally in the week of the release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is one of the most crucial films that will change the entire dynamic of MCU. Directed by Sam Raimi, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Xochitl Gomez, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. MoM is the fifth theatrical release from Phase 4.

Die-hard fans must have already done their homework and watched/rewatched movies and shows that will help them understand the upcoming film properly. But if you are one of those who couldn’t keep up with the timeline and really want to understand every plot and reference in Doctor Strange 2, do not worry. We have listed down shows and movies you can binge-watch within 2-3 days before heading to the theatre to watch the Cumberbatch starrer.

Movies and Shows to Watch Before Watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange

To understand who Stephen Strange is and the other characters who will appear in Multiverse of Madness, it is essential to watch the first part. You will understand how powerful Stephen is and why it makes sense that he’s such a central character in MCU’s multiverse. Check it out.

Other MCU films till Avengers Endgame

We assume you’ve watched the other MCU films if you are looking forward to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. If you haven’t, you need to lose your sleep or delay your movie plans for a few days. From Iron Man to Endgame, you will have to watch 20+ movies. Check here for Marvel films.


WandaVision is the first Disney+ Marvel show that kicked off MCU’s Phase 4. Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, we see Wanda’s struggle with losing Vision because of Thanos. Her trauma turns into chaos magic, and she builds her world. The show is engaging and has 9 episodes which one can finish within a day. Watch it here.

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What If…?

If you have seen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer and promos, you must be perplexed why there are two Doctor Strange! In Marvel’s animated Disney+ series What If…?, they have shown us how it is possible. The film’s premise might be different. But why miss Strange in one of his most powerful avatars?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

In 2020, Marvel introduced us to the new superhero Shang Chi, played by Simu Liu. We won’t give away spoilers, but the end credit scene hinted at the importance of Liu’s starrer for MoM. Watch the film.

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What happened to Loki after Avengers: Endgame’s 2012 time heist mess? Well, the web show starring Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Sophia Di Martino answers that. To get a small tease of the multiverse, you should watch it. If the rumours are true, we might actually see Hiddleston in Cumberbatch’s film. Watch it on Disney+ Hotstar.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The reason for the Multiverse of Madness to happen is Tom Holland’s No Way Home. In the 2020 film, Peter Parker seeks Doctor Strange help to make everyone, except a few, forget his real identity. The tampering with the spells opens the multiverse, and villains from different universes enter Strange-Peter’s timeline. In the end, Stephen taught everything’s sorted out. Well, the upcoming film will show us that it is indeed not.

Which one have you already seen? Do let us know in the comments section below.

The film is releasing in Indian theatres from May 6.

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