In May 2022, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrived at the film set of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the proposal to become the first “horror movie” of the MCU.
This is something he achieved, halfway, thanks to the touch of Sam Raimi and, previously, Scott Derrickson. However, Marvel’s limitations when it comes to what content, meant that some things, probably quite a few, were left out of the final footage.
Judging by the concept art for Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness that surfaced from time to time, the movie was going to look a lot more brutal and gory.
Some pieces of concept art for the film, created by Rob Bliss, show a rather traumatic fate for characters like Wong or a bunch.
Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness was going to be much bloodier
The Scarlet Witch News Twitter account has shared a few conceptual arts of this hopeless ending for both characters.
Scarlet Witch made a good sieve among the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but the bleeding seems like it was going to be much bigger.
New #MultiverseOfMadness early concept art by Rob Bliss reveals alternate fates for Wong and Mordo, likely at the hands of the #ScarletWitch!
In an earlier draft of the movie, Wanda was set to behead Mordo and show his decapitated head to Dr. Strange. pic.twitter.com/9tfnxX8FwA
— Scarlet Witch News (@scarletwnews) February 5, 2023
Wong’s head explodes at the nose, scattering the Sorcerer Supreme’s brains across the floor. TO Karl Mordo he is not doing much better: his shoulders no longer have a head to support.
In the first comment on the post, the page reminds us of a discarded scene that came to light a few months ago, where Scarlet Witch remembered, with Mordo’s head in her hand, who was the last wretch who threatened her.
It is clear that certain scenes were not going to make the cut of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. The Marvel movie is rated 14+which is already at the limit of what is acceptable by Disney.