By Stephen Ippolito | July 14th, 2020
Like everything, the MCU is not perfect. Over its 23 films released to date, there have been times I felt disappointed by something I thought would have been better. Whether it’s a movie overall or how a character was portrayed/appeared, there have been times when I felt letdown by the MCU. It doesn’t happen often but enough to make a Top 5 list.
5. Dormammu’s appearance in Doctor Strange
If you look at how Dormammu was physically portrayed in 2016’s Doctor Strange, you will notice that it’s quite different from its comic book counterpart. In the film, he’s shown as an energy like being with a face. In the comics, however, he is depicted as a humanoid with a flaming head. In my opinion, while not nearly as bad, it felt like Galactus’ appearance in 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. Instead of getting his famous gigantic humanoid appearance, we got a giant smoke monster in Space.
This could simply be fixed in the upcoming sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The second installment in the series is expected to involve the Multiverse, which is where Dormammu is from. If Doctor Strange were to visit his realm, the dark dimension, perhaps he could be shown in his proper comic book form. They could just say he only appeared like that in the first film because he was out of his realm.