Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness featured a wide variety of Easter eggs in the film, but according to one of the co-producers of the film, there was a hidden reference to the iconic villain Doctor Doom that many fans missed out on.
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In a Director’s Commentary segment on the recently released film (via The Direct), director Sam Raimi and co-producer Richie Palmer spoke about the movie. In a scene that shows Reed Richards (played by John Krasinski) joining his fellow Illuminati members via a teleportation device that is actually a reference to Doctor Doom.
“It’s exciting that costume designed by Ryan Meinerding, is a really special treat,” said Palmer. “The detail of the teleportation device he uses to get into the scene is something we took from the comics, that’s Doctor Doom’s Time Platform.”
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While Doctor Doom has never been mentioned outright in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have long been speculating on just when the legendary villain will eventually debut. With a planned Fantastic Four film set to release sometime in the future, it’s unknown whether or not the villain will appear anytime soon or not.