Benedict Strange impressed the audiences with his work in Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
But, the Sorcerer Supreme was among the various victims of the deadly finger snap of Thanos. Doctor Strange turned into a heap of ashes after that incident. However, there were many other popular heroes as well who disappeared.
Black Panther, Spider-Man, White Wolf and several others have also died, and it is difficult to believe that they will not be revived.
Since the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange sequels have been confirmed, there is no doubt that the heroes will be back. The only question that remains is how?
The Quantum Realm was first mentioned in Ant-Man where the hero was traveling through it in the last scene. Since Ant-Man and The Wasp is now in theaters, we are sure to get further details about it.
The behind-the-scenes images of Avengers 4 showed Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in the iconic Civil War scene known as The Battle of New York. Therefore, it is nearly certain that there is going to be time travel in the film. It also means that the Avengers could utilize the guidance of Janet Van Dyne to use the Quantum Realm to go back in time and revive the dead heroes.
In the latest comic books issues titled, Last Days of Magic, Doctor Strange is shown to bring together the Sorcerer Supremes from the past to battle the Empirikul.
If Kevin Feige picks up the same storyline, it will lead to change in time and space by Doctor Strange. However, now that the Time Stone is with Thanos, it is unlikely. However, there is another possibility.
A future Sorcerer Supreme would hire Dr. Strange to battle Empirikul. A young Ancient One Doctor Strange. That’s who Doctor Strange would be back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Wong had a fair bit of screen time in Avengers: Infinity War. At least more than Bucky Barnes and Falcon. However, he wasn’t present during the finger snap of Thanos, and we wonder if he survived that incident? His last scene was the one where Maw had captured Strange. Now that Doctor Strange is dead; Wong is responsible for managing 177a Bleeker Street with unlimited magic at his disposal.
There could be another option to alter the time, and the one place where it could be done is the Holy Sanctum Sanctorum.
Did they plan everything? Was Doctor Strange aware of his assistant’s use of time travel to revive him? Time will reveal all that.
It is a completely different ball game with the Soul Stone. Red Skull didn’t die; rather, he was only imprisoned in another reality of the Soul Stone. Therefore, it could be possible that the characters that perished in Avengers: Infinity War didn’t die in real, but, simply got trapped in the Soul Stone.
Doctor Strange doesn’t only wield the power of magic, but, also has the knowledge of travel across various realities. Maybe The Sorcerer Supreme would be able to escape from the Soul Stone’s entrapment.
Thanos Seeks Help
The comic book series ‘The Infinity Gauntlet,’ showed Thanos seek Avengers’ help when Nebula got hold of the Infinity Gauntlet.
Therefore, it is a possibility that some other cosmic being who is stronger than even the Mad Titan might appear on the scene. We also saw that Thanos’ intention was to save the world. He wanted to restore the balance. Therefore, if someone else appears who is aiming to destroy the universe, it might compel Thanos to seek the support of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. With the ability to travel across time that Doctor Strange possesses, Thanos might bring him back to life to battle the new villain.