Warning: This article contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange in the multiverse of Madness is in theaters now, which means the mysteries Marvel fans have been wanting to unravel for months are finally out there. Sure enough, the movie features a whole host of cameos, from characters we’ve never seen in the MCU to ones we never thought we’d see in the MCU again. And one of the latter is getting a toast on social media.
Spoilers are coming!
As the trailers revealed, the Illuminati appear in it Doctor Strange 2, and surprisingly, the team includes Black Bolt as a member. Anson Mount is reprising his role for the first time in the notor’s year-long life into people tv show. While the ABC series was hated, Mount’s performance in it has always been praised and Blackagar Boltagon is a popular character in the comics. However, his surprising cameo appearance here has only made him the subject of internet ridicule.
You see, Black Bolt is quickly dispatched by Scarlet Witch, who uses her powers to remove his mouth, turning his super speech abilities against him. His subsequent death is one of the most gruesome in the franchise, as the sonic boom of his breath turns inward and dissolves his brain. You’d think people would have some sympathy for the unfortunate king, but actually they seem to find it hilarious.
Black Bolt’s roasting has even spread to people who generally mock his superpower and make potshots about how his ability would be really impractical in everyday life.
At least some fans felt sorry for him. First he’s saddled with a horrible TV show and now he’s weakened in his first appearance on the big screen.
Maybe one day Black Bolt will show up again and when it does, maybe he can finally win over the fans.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in cinemas.