Several nods to the supervillain Nightmare in WandaVision could indicate the future arrival of the character against Doctor Strange.
While the sorcerer’s apprentice Rintrah could be introduced into Doctor Strange 2 in the guise of Adam Hugill (1917), several clues continue to point to the arrival of an unseen villain in the film of Sam raimi. We particularly want to talk about Nighmare whose presence has been mentioned many times. This supervillain known to be one of the main enemies of the Sorcerer Supreme masters in particular the Dimension of Dreams. An unprecedented ability that could impact the Multiverse in the second installment of the adventures of Doctor Strange while new clues from the Disney + series WandaVision have already teased Nighmare’s presence in the MCU.
A supposition which does not appear surprising given the link between Doctor Strange 2 and WandaVision. Several easter eggs could indeed indicate the imminent arrival of Nighmare. Starting with the words Hayward used to describe Wanda and the world she created around her. Compared to a “nightmare” (“nightmare” in vo), the use of this word is not accidental, especially for the MCU. Another interesting clue, the observation of Pietro vis-à-vis the increased powers of his sister. Rather than being upset by the situation in Westview, Quicksilver confessed that he was in fact impressed, recalling that previously the Scarlet Witch was simply capable of giving her victims nightmares. In addition, many details have been put forward in the last episodes to show the evolution of Scarlet Witch’s powers. Instead of just inducing hallucinations, she is now able to rewrite reality on her own. The effect of his new abilities on the residents has also been teased, with the latter describing the experience as painful and traumatic, almost likening it to some sort of waking nightmare.
In addition, Wanda’s idyllic dream now seems to gradually turn into a real nightmare given the threat of SWORD or the flashbacks around the death of Pietro and Vision. If there is also a theory that the newly recast Quicksilver is in reality Nightmare, the presence of this supervillain in WandaVision could solidify the link between Doctor Strange 2 and the Disney + series. After all, it’s hard to imagine all of these references not being subtle nods to the adventures of the Scarlet Witch and those of the Sorcerer Supreme. What to offer a final season spectacular at WandaVision while starting an ambitious show for Doctor Strange 2!
Credits: Screen Rant.