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A Huge Rumor About 'Doctor Strange 2' Has Been Confirmed

For those of us who thought Marvel had tossed out everything they had in their arsenal with Avengers: Endgame, the company has certainly proven that they have plenty of surprises left for their fans. It's probably fair to say that rather than an end, Endgame has just been a jumping off point for some even more far-out experimentation.

One thing they haven't shied away from, so far, is their willingness to dip into their nostalgia bucket, and it's now confirmed that they've gone there again for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

When the trailer for Marvel's latest offering made its debut during the Super Bowl, fans immediately latched onto one tantalizing detail.

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About halfway through, Doctor Strange — apparently thoroughly baffled by his adventures in the multiverse — encounters a 'mystery voice' suggesting he be told the "truth."

Of course, that voice didn't sound like much of a mystery. It's one of the most recognizable voices out there, belonging to the one and only Patrick Stewart, who played Professor X in Marvel's X-Men movies — a franchise long considered outside, or at least somewhat parallel to, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a character that died in 2017's Logan.

Is it possible Professor X could somehow be making an appearance in the MCU?

Marvel is notorious for keeping spoilers under wraps as much as possible, so little was said about Stewart's potential involvement afterwards.

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When asked about the voice in the trailer during a press gambit for his new season of Star Trek: Picard, Stewart at first shrugged it off.

"You know, people have been imitating my voice ever since I came on the stage 60 years ago," he said, according to comicbook.com.

But to most of us, that voice sounded too good to be anything but the genuine article — surely no imitations are that good, right?

Well, it's been confirmed by the man himself, at last: Professor X is back, baby.

Stewart told Jakes's Takes that he didn't even recognize his own voice suggesting he might have had a cold at the time — so yes, that's him, not some imitator.

Not to worry, though, there's plenty of mystery left for fans, like how the heck Professor X fits into the MCU now, and how much of a role he'll play in Doctor Strange's adventures. Honestly, we're even more pumped for this movie now.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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