Doctor Strange Fans Demand A Game From Max Payne Developer
If Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness did one thing, it's lived up to the "madness" part of its name. As the sequel to 2016's first movie, it's over to Spider-Man and Evil Dead favourite Sam Raimi to put his signature stamp on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Bringing back Benedict Cumberbatch as the bearded Dr. Stephen Strange, he shares the screen with Elizabeth Olsen's tormented Wanda Maximoff. There are a few familiar faces along for the ride, and more surprise cameos than we can shake a magic wand at. While the horror-hero hybrid is already proving to be one of the MCU's most divisive, at least everyone can agree it's time for a Doctor Strange video game.
Who Wants A Doctor Strange Video Game?
Posting on Twitter, graphic designer Rock Rider shared their concept for a Doctor Strange video game headed up by Remedy Entertainment. They made a joke reference to the millions of futures Strange saw in Avengers: Infinity War, then championed the Max Payne developer to open the Darkhold.
Remedy definitely has the chops for Doctor Strange, as two of its previous titles have juggled paranormal action with ease. We were plagued by paranormal evils in Alan Wake, while Jesse Faden pretty much conjured Strange's energy shields in Control. Both are suitably bonkers and very Strange-esque. Someone else suggested Ghost of Tsushima's Sucker Punch, however, Rock Remedy imagines them more for an Iron Man outing.
Rock Rider wasn't alone in getting behind Remedy, with others quickly jumping on the hype train. One supporter wrote, "Literally the ONLY DEV that I’d want making a Doctor Strange game," while another added, "Considering what Remedy can do with Alan Wake and Control and now Alan Wake 2, I would adore a DS game by them." A third simply concluded, "I'd rather get a Constantine game ngl."
Could We Really Get A Doctor Strange Game?
Given the recent boom in superhero video games and the critical acclaim that's been levelled at the likes of Rocksteady's Arkham games or Insomniac's Spider-Man, a Doctor Strange video game makes a lot of sense. The character was once something of an out-there choice, but thanks to the MCU, he's one of the franchise's cornerstones.
Personally, we probably wouldn't opt for Remedy. Insomniac already looks to be building its own Marvel Gaming Universe (we're dubbing it the MGU) thanks to Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and a mysterious Wolverine game. Let's also remember Strange was an Easter egg in 2018's Spider-Man, with the inclusion of the Sanctum Sanctorum as a landmark. Sadly, a Doctor Strange game is just a dream for now. Let's get Wanda and her reality-warping powers on the case.