The following post contains SPOILERS for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. See the movie first, then read it. C’mon, this thing is directed by Sam Raimi! What else do you need to know?

There have been 28 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, and some of them are more important than others. If you haven’t seen The Incredible Hulk, it’s not like you’d be lost trying to follow The Avengers. But, as it turns out, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one of those Marvel movies you can’t miss. Like Captain America: Civil War or Avengers: Endgame, it marks a major narrative fork in the road at Marvel — the cinematic equivalent of Marvel’s occasional company-wide crossovers such as Secret Invasion. Once the film is over, it’s not just Dr. Strange who’s been changed; the rules of the MCU have been completely rewritten in some big ways.

Here are five examples of how Multiverse of Madness permanently alters the MCU:

Five Ways Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Changes the MCU Forever

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same after Multiverse of Madness and here are all the reasons why.
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