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This ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Scene Means Much More After ‘Doctor Strange 2’

May 14, 2022

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness features many developments and revelations that could have big consequences for the MCU, but perhaps the one that’s literally the most mind-blowing is the movie’s explanation for dreams. The film’s opening establishes that the characters’ dreams are actually multiversal visions in which they experience the lives of a variant of another universe.

This means that a scene of Avengers: Infinity War now hits very differently after watching Doctor Strange 2. Remember when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) told Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) about his dream of having a girl together called Morgan? We now know that he had a vision of a reality where Morgan was born earlier in the timeline. He even points out how “so real” it was.

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Redditor whiskey__wizard gets credit for pointing this one out, with their post on the MarvelStudios subreddit making fans realize that there are plenty of dream sequences in the MCU that we can now look at through a different lens.

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Additionally, Wanda’s illusions she planted in the Avengers’ heads by Avengers: Age of Ultron could retroactively be interpreted as her briefly sending the heroes on a dream ride.

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Others celebrate, however, and point out that the multiverse may have only been created after Sylvie killed the One Who Remains within. Loki. To be fair, though, there’s some confusion about the difference between alternate timelines and multiverses, so that might not be the case.

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Tony’s bizarrely accurate prophetic dream has always seemed a little – pardon the pun – odd because the reason for his sudden ability to peer into the future has remained unexplained. Thus, the revelation about dreams in Multiverse of Madness actually helps us give it a lot more meaning. Similarly, Scarlet Witch’s powers in Ultron are also more understandable. We’re used to the MCU just blurring its continuity as it goes, so it’s nice when a new development actually helps things fit together better.