Marvel fans have been chomping at the bit since the first teaser for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dropped online back in December 2021.
Now with the highly-anticipated release of the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) finally hitting theaters on Friday, Marvel fans are looking forward to seeing what unfolds in Phase 4.
A Collider article from April informed us to expect characters and references from Loki, WandaVision, What If...?, and Spider-Man: No Way Home to tie into the complex sequel to 2016's Doctor Strange.
But are fans really ready to take in all the intricate merging of plot lines from the vastness that is the MCU–which not only comprises the previous 27 superhero films but also six TV shows?
Brazilian film critic Gabriel Carvalho poked fun on Twitter and suggested fans had their work cut out for them in taking mental notes from MCU's wide slate of movies and shows to make heads or tails out of the Multiverse of Madness storyline.
Carvalho promised diehards that the sequel was not to be missed.
He also suggested Marvel fans:
"Make sure you watch the seventh episode of the season 6 of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D', the first episode of 'What If...?,' the whole 'Loki' series, 'Deadpool 2', the entire final season of 'X-Men: The Animated Series' and unbelievably 'Inhumans.'"
While most of his recommendations were from the MCU, X-Men: The Animated Series and Inhumans are not.
Although Carvalho's post was purely satirical, it didn't stop exasperated fans from lamenting over the mental homework in preparation for the upcoming cinematic event.
Others had a more dramatic reaction.
Some fans went even further by providing ridiculous recommendations that have nothing at all to do with the MCU.
They used Carvalho's "Not going to spoil anything..." intro and added their own watchlist contributions that additionally included the kitchen sink.
Things went bonkers.
It was enough to make this user call it quits.
In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch, co-stars Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be reprising their roles from 2016’s Doctor Strange.
Elizabeth Olsen was previously confirmed for the movie, and she will be joined by MCU newcomer Xochitl Gomez–who is most recently known for her work on Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is directed by Sam Raimi, and the film’s script was written by Jade Bartlett and Loki writer Michael Waldron.
With Friday's premiere looming around the corner, have you been doing all your MCU homework?