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How Wanda's Twins Could Return In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

The following article contains potential spoilers for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

In many films, the fate of the world or the galaxy is at stake. When a movie really wants to up the ante, perhaps the future of the universe hangs in the balance. But "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" promises to go where few films have gone before and put the very fate of the multiverse in harm's way. 

As we've seen in trailers and television spots, the "Doctor Strange" sequel will see the legendary sorcerer, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, traverse alternate realities for some as-of-yet-unknown purpose. All we know is that, at some point, he'll encounter Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who appears as though she's ready to cause some trouble. 

Of course, as anyone who's watched "WandaVision" can attest, what Wanda really wants is her sons back, namely Billy and Tommy. They materialized in the Disney+ series, but when Wanda had to sacrifice that to give the people of Westview their lives back, they disappeared. Thanks to the "Dream" TV spot, we know the kids will return in "Multiverse of Madness" in some capacity, perhaps with Wanda traveling across the multiverse searching for alternate versions of her kids so that she can be with them once more. While that's one way of looking at things, there is another method Billy and Tommy could factor into "Multiverse of Madness," and it's in a quick blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment from the trailer.

The eyes see all ...

Toward the end of the second "Doctor Strange 2" trailer, the camera zooms in on Wanda's eyes. If you look closely and pause at just the right second, you'll see two holding cells within her eye's reflection. It's actually not the first time these cells pop up in the trailer, as we see them earlier when Stephen Strange is handcuffed. In a separate TV spot, we see America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) locked inside a cell while pandemonium takes place outside. 

This begs the question: Why is Wanda so obsessed with these cells? Well, it's entirely possible that versions of those cells are being used to hold her children. There are two of them, after all, and she has two kids. One possibility in terms of what's going on is that the Illuminati, which has been confirmed to appear (via Collider), has detained Wanda's children and is holding them prisoners. Perhaps there's some greater purpose that capturing her kids will serve, but naturally, Wanda won't be happy to see her kids locked up, which could be why she goes on a rampage. 

This would be in line with the "House of M" comic book arc where Wanda cares for two children who are not her own but instead come from another reality (via Sideshow). "Multiverse of Madness" would obviously need to make some changes to that story, wherein Wanda rids the world of mutants, but the same basic principle could apply. Wanda wants to bring her kids back to her reality, regardless of what the multiversal consequences might be. We'll learn soon enough whether this theory holds weight when "Doctor Strange 2" comes out on May 6.