DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Will Seemingly Include A Minor NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER Villain
We have a potentially very interesting casting update for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as it sounds like the Marvel Studios sequel has added one of Namor the Sub-Mariner's obscure foes.
Now, some social media sleuths have figured out that the sequel has added British actress Yenifer Molina to the cast. The information was shared to a casting website (where the details are uploaded by her representatives as opposed to something like IMDb that can be edited by anyone) and reveals that the Detective Pikachu and Tom and Jerry actress will play Gargantos.
Does the name ring a bell?
We'd be surprised if your answer was "yes," because the character has only appeared in two comic books. In both of those, the sea monster was depicted as a servant of Naga, a longtime Namor the Sub-Mariner foe. Gargantos factoring into this Multiverse spanning adventure is definitely a surprise, but isn't necessarily an indication that we can expect to pay a visit to Atlantis next year.
Remember, Shuma Gorath is said to be Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' lead villain, so this creature being depicted as one of his minions would make a lot of sense.
NEW: We’ve recently uncovered a casting detail for DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS!— Doctor Strange 2 Updates (@DrStrangeUpdate) July 26, 2021
Actress Yenifer Molina will be portraying Gargantos! 🐙
(via: https://t.co/fGMHfnusuG) pic.twitter.com/IAvKz2TFOw
Gargantos has only appeared in two comic issues — X-Factor (1986) Annual #4 & The Sub-Mariner (1968) #13. In both issues, Gargantos faced off against Namor. pic.twitter.com/GFvAQix3QN— Doctor Strange 2 Updates (@DrStrangeUpdate) July 26, 2021
You can also check out our recent interview with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star Benedict Wong about his new movie, Nine Days, in the player below: