So, today we got our first real photos from the Doctor Strange movie via Entertainment Weekly.
Now, firstly, can I just say that this looks INCREDIBLE. I knew this movie was going to be awesome before even seeing anything, now, after seeing photos like this, it looks completely and totally EPIC. Cumberbatch is going to nail this. But that's not what we're here to talk about. Something in the background of of one of these photos caught my eye, and may contain a major spoiler concerning a particular character/race that may show up in the movie. Before going on I must give everyone the POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD warning.
Still here? Good. Now take a close look here:
See anything? Or anyONE? Look in the background. See him yet? I'll give you a hint:
Now, I don't know about you guys, but that looks to me an awful lot like Uatu. That's right. The Watcher.
For those of you who don't know, the Watchers are a race of celestial beings that do exactly what the name implies: they watch. They are all over the multiverse and take record of everything that transpires. Uatu is the Watcher assigned to the sector that Earth is in.
So Will They Show Up?
There's no real evidence to support this idea of his appearance other than the image, and the fact that we have several actors with unnamed characters, (and even then Uatu could just make a brief appearance towards the end or something) but I think it really looks like he may be in there, and it makes sense for him to show up in Doctor Strange rather than any of the others. He would actually fit in in Doctor Strange, and he and Strange have had their fair share of exchanges in the past. This particular one is taken from the Civil War series:
Interesting enough, Doctor Strange is the first movie coming out after Captain America: Civil War. Now, I know some fans may be slightly disappointed by Uatu showing up because they support the idea that Stan Lee has been secretly playing Uatu the whole time, which I was also a fan of; but at the same time the idea of the Watcher showing up as himself is very exciting, and could also be another element to tying everything into Infinity War.
What do you think, though? Is the Watcher going to show up in Doctor Strange? Is the whole race going to appear? Or is it still secretly Stan? Let me know below!