Is Tom Cruise In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness?

Will we get to see Tom Cruise as the Evil Iron Man?


The upcoming Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ just dropped its new trailer. While everyone is hyped for the new Doctor Strange movie and expects new characters to be introduced, not many anticipated this particular one – Superior Iron Man. Interestingly, many fans are convinced that the actor playing Superior Iron Man is none other than Tom Cruise.

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Whether or not this variant of Iron Man is in the upcoming ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ the speculation is going wild, with many fans jumping to conclusions. Meanwhile, in this article, we’ll take a look at the superhero and the possibility of Superior Iron Man in the movie being played by Tom Cruise.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one of the most anticipated movies dropping in 2022. Meanwhile, the upcoming movie will feature many variants of the existing Marvel superhero’s, as can be seen in the movie’s trailers. The movie’s plot will revolve around Doctor Strange casting a forbidden spell that enables a portal to the multiverses. While this was already shown in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the second Doctor Strange film will delve further into the scenario.

In addition to Doctor Strange, the movie will feature many Marvel comics superheroes, including American Chavez, Charles Xavier, Baron Mordo, and a character played by the Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell. However, the most unexpected of them is the addition of Superior Iron Man in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Who is Superior Iron Man?

For the uninitiated, Superior Iron Man is a variant of Iron Man. While Iron Man is the good-doer superhero Tony Stark, Superior Iron Man is the antagonist and villainous version of Iron Man. The character first appeared in Axis, which was Marvel’s 2014 crossover event.

Superior Iron Man
Image: Marvel Comics

During the event, Scarlett Witch casts a spell to invert Red Skull’s brain and bring forward Charles Xavier. However, the spell also changed the mortality of Earth’s 616 heroes and villains. With a change in personality, the now evil Iron Man wreaks havoc with his new Extremis app. The app was originally a virus designed to infiltrate society, called Extremis 3.0 virus.

Towards the end of Axis, everyone reverted to their usual selves. Except for Iron Man, who used a shield to protect himself from the reversal spell. Furthermore, we get several more months of Superior Iron Man wreaking havoc on Earth 616, making almost everyone addicted to the Extremis app.

However, the evil version of Iron Man spent his final moments fist fighting Captain America. Afterward, he was ultimately killed when the original Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Marvel Universe collided, killing everyone and ending the entire multiverse.

Is Superior Iron Man in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ played by Tom Cruise?

Now for the million-dollar question, is Superior Iron Man in the new Doctor Strange Movie? More importantly, will fans be seeing Tom Cruise as the Superior Iron Man? Well, let’s talk about it.

In the new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer, fans have taken note of an unannounced Marvel character. While there is no official news of Superior Iron Man being in the new Doctor Strange movie, the character in the trailer resembles the Marvel antagonist.

We can see a new Marvel character during the trailer, which is speculated to be the evil version of Iron Man. At exactly 1:35 minute mark in the new trailer, we see the speculated Superior Iron Man. While many things from the original comic book character match the one shown in the trailer, there is no official statement from Marvel.

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Screengrab: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

In the comics, Superior Iron Man has a suit identical to Tony Stark’s Iron Man, with the only visible difference being the color. Superior Iron Man’s suit is white, which glows blue. Furthermore, his helmet shows his face and hair, unlike Tony’s. Interestingly, Superior Iron Man’s armor was originally designed to glow red and blue when he gets angry. The suit in the trailer is seen glowing red and blue; could this be the Superior Iron Man we see in Doctor Strange’s new trailer? We don’t know for sure, at least not until we get something concrete via Marvel.

Tom Cruise as Superior Iron Man: Conclusion

Is Superior Iron Man in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ being played by Tom Cruise? Or could it be Monica Rambeau’s version of Captain Marvel? Well, there’s no official statement on that either. Apart from the fan theories and speculations, nothing is certain at the time of writing this article. Meanwhile, what do you think about the speculation? Is Tom Cruise playing Superior Iron Man in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Do let us know your thoughts.

Akshay Bhardwaj

Akshay Bhardwaj

A casual gamer, fascinated with everything geeky, mostly found lazing around. I drink, and I don't know things!
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