Actor Bill Skarsgard is portray as the Marvel bad guy Nightmare in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a brand-new piece of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness artwork. Skarsgard won praise for portraying the Stephen King villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It and the 2019 sequel It Chapter Two. Since then, the actor has had a minor role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kro, the villain who kills Ajak (Salma Hayek) in the movie Eternals in 2021, voiced by the actor.
Skarsgard is now envision as a distinct Marvel villain, the Fear Lord Nightmare, who appears in Doctor Strange. In Marvel Comics, a region of the Dream Dimension called the Nightmare Realm is ruled by the fierce and supremely powerful demon known as Nightmare. Before Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) took the lead role as the major antagonist, the villain of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was originally going to be this character, who can entirely kill. In a recent Instagram post, digital artist 83 Pixel Studios portrayed Skarsgard as the devil in a potential future Doctor Strange movie. Check out the post below:
Why Nightmare Was Missing From Doctor Strange’s Multiverse of Madness
The Nightmare was intend to be the antagonist of the follow-up when Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill were still in charge of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It allegedly changed when Sam Raimi and Michael Waldron took charge and decided to make Scarlet Witch the movie’s adversary. Following the terrible finish of WandaVision, Wanda was a very eerie and sorrowful villain whose emotional trajectory in the Doctor Strange sequel led to a wider examination of the universe inside the MCU.
The MCU would have entered a new realm with the addition of Nightmare. Still, without the human element that allowed Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to stop Wanda after the movie, the enemy would not have been as terrifying. The introduction of America Chavez and the exploration of the MCU’s supernatural components would have been absent from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness if Nightmare had been the antagonist (Xochitl Gomez). In the end, the Doctor Strange sequel struck a balance between many different factors. It might be better to save exploring the supernatural side of the MCU and introducing a brand-new opponent for a later Doctor Strange film.
Where in the MCU, Nightmare might appear
The release date for Doctor Strange 3 has not yet been reveal. Still, the conclusion of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness suggests that another movie about the sorcerer will undoubtedly come after. A probable premise for the function of Nightmare in the MCU in a potential third movie is the relationship between dreams and the multiverse in the Doctor Strange sequel. There are many chances for Nightmare to appear in upcoming MCU television programs or movies because the MCU’s supernatural figures are being examined in greater detail in Phases 5 and 6 with works like Agatha: Coven of Chaos and Blade.