The Cameo in ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Destined to Be a Major Upset

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s second Strange installment will reportedly lay the groundwork for the MCU’s narrative expansion following the Infinity Saga. Some of the rumors surrounding the film are quite exciting. Doctor Strange 2 seems destined to please audiences waiting for the benefits of the Fox/Disney merger to surface.

First off, theories suggest that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will give rise to The Illuminati, with Professor X and Mr. Fantastic making debuts. If Professor X joins the MCU to assist Strange, he could provide the gateway to the X-Men, while Mr. Fantastic could provide a quick path to his family of explorers. 

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen on the set of ‘Doctor Strange’ | XPX/Star Max/GC Images

Not to mention, if Magik appears in the movie, the X-Men that Fox previously underutilized may finally get their moment under Kevin Feige’s watchful eye. Yet, other rumors surrounding the film that, at first glance seem great, may just wind up upsetting audiences who have come to expect more from the MCU (especially those familiar with comic book canon). 

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Ghost Rider may appear in the MCU’s ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

According to Looper, relying on accounts originally put forth yet expanded upon by We Got This Covered, Ghost Rider may enter the landscape via Doctor Strange 2. Yet, don’t expect the Johnny Blaze version of the character who Nicholas Cage attempted to bring to life via over-the-top dialogue and failed jokes. 

Looper notes that fans will receive the version of Ghost Rider known as Danny Ketch. As for Ketch’s origin story, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. And one night, he and his sister were attacked by a bunch of gangsters. His sister was wounded, and Danny fled to hide in a junkyard….where he found a motorcycle with an interesting insignia — a mystical sigil. He touched it and boom…he became Ghost Rider. 

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The outlet notes that the studio may be eyeing Brett Dalton for the role. You may know Brett Dalton for starring in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as Just My Type and Once in Florence. The question is: why will the character’s appearance be a let-down?

Ghost Rider, according to reports, will not ‘flame on’ in ‘Doctor Strange 2’

According to Looper, Brett Dalton’s Ghost Rider will not “flame on” during his cameo; the movie will reportedly leave viewers wanting more. Yet, with a casting choice that has already let a few people down, as well as an appearance that seems like a wasteful tease, this cameo may be one of the MCU’s most disappointing. 

How can you feature Ghost Rider without allowing him to ride on that motorcycle and turn into a walking human torch? It’s Ghost Rider, what is he without a flaming ride? He’s now just a man. While this rumor should be taken with a grain of salt — as the source remains anonymous — seeing Ghost Rider without his flames is destined to be a let-down. Especially, if the actor behind the character fails to live up to fans’ high expectations.