When #Marvel Studios first announced that a Doctor Strange movie would be coming our way, our excitement extended beyond just the concept of seeing Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) himself joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Iron Man brought futuristic tech, Captain America gave us a grounded war hero, and Guardians of the Galaxy introduced cosmic space madness to the mix. But Doctor Strange was set to do something very special — to introduce magic and dimension-hopping to the shared universe.
Opinions differ on how successful the movie was in this undertaking, but it certainly opened the box. One of the interesting things about this new facet of the #MCU is the vast possibility for new characters appearing. #DoctorStrange introduced the Dread Dormammu, and we may yet see Nightmare in a sequel, as he nearly made it into the first outing. But there's a plethora of other magical characters that we could yet see join the MCU.
Before Doctor Strange was released, there was much chatter about the possibility of Jericho Drumm/Brother Voodoo/Doctor Voodoo making a cameo. This speculation intensified after we saw his brother Daniel Drumm appearing first in the Doctor Strange Prelude comics, and later in the movie itself. In the end #JerichoDrumm didn't make it into the final piece, but the fate of his brother may have set up his appearance further down the line.
For, in the comics, Jericho's origin as #BrotherVoodoo is tied to the death of Daniel. He takes on the mantle of Brother Voodoo after Daniel is killed by a curse, and lives with Daniel's spirit bound to his own. Daniel is constantly bobbing around in Jericho's consciousness in ghost form, which must get annoying in the long lonely hours of the night.
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Daniel Drumm (Mark Anthony Brighton) met his ultimate fate in Doctor Strange, killed by Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) in the battle of the New York Sanctum Sanctorum. We saw a little more of Daniel in a deleted scene, which you can check out below.
In a Twitter Q&A Doctor Strange director #ScottDerrickson — who seems a dead cert to direct the inevitable sequel(s) — was asked what's next for him. Derrickson was also asked if we'd see Brother Voodoo appearing in a sequel, and this was his response:
This is of course far from official confirmation, but Derrickson acknowledges that with Daniel's death, the setup for Jericho Drumm appearing has already been created.
The fact that it was Kaecilius who did the deed further creates a means by which to weave Jericho into the existing MCU lore. Because if we've learned anything about the characters in the shared universe, it's that they sure do love a bit of good old-fashioned avenging.
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