Messing with the fabric of reality always leads to unintended consequences. Spider-Man: No Way Home opened portals from parallel worlds for Peter Parker villains to walk through. Stopping those interdimensional baddies required three friendly neighborhood heroes. That’s exactly the kind of help Stephen Strange could use in a new clip from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The master of the mystic arts fights the massive tentacled monster Gargantos, in a battle that shows zero respect for New York City’s public transportation.
IMDb shared a new minute-long clip from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It’s our best look yet at a sequence the film’s trailers have long teased. It begins with Stephen Strange arriving at a chaotic scene of destruction on the streets of the Big Apple. Overturned cars and screaming people indicate something terrible is happening. However, the threat remains invisible at first.
The sorcerer only figures it out after he sees America Chavez (foolishly!) run onto a city bus rather than flee. The entire vehicle then begins to float in the sky. But that’s when Strange uses magic to reveal the giant Gargantos is holding it up. After employing his cape to save the falling Chavez, Strange conjures a magical saw. It splits the bus in half after the monster flings it at them.
This clip is an extended look at an action scene the trailers have promised. But its scope of destruction does raise one of the most unanswerable questions about the MCU: why does anyone still live in New York City? How many aliens have to attack before people move? The only thing we can come up with is that these events have made rent prices in New York so low it would be foolish to move.
And if that’s the case we get it it. We totally get it. We’d deal with an occasional Gargantos attack if we could score a great New York City apartment on the cheap.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, comes to theaters May 6, 2022.