Doctor Strange 2 – Daniel Craig was supposed to star in the MCU. Elizabeth Olsen confirms
In the film Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness Several actors made cameos. The Illuminati cast included Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter, Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier, Lashana Lynch as Captain Marvel, and John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic (John Krasinski).
According to various reports, he was also supposed to appear in this MCU production Daniel Craigwho is known for playing James Bond. Ultimately, we didn’t see him in the film, but there have been rumors of his role ever since. It was initially rumored that he was going to play Reed Richards, but he withdrew from the project due to concerns about filming during the coronavirus pandemic. However, in July 2022, concept arts were leaked online showing Craig as Balder the Brave, Thor’s adoptive brother. Darrell Warner shared a painted version of this sketch some time later. In addition, fans spotted a deleted scene posted by CC Ice, Elizabeth Olsen’s understudy, on the floor of the Illuminati HQ that there is a dead figure in a similar outfit, but it has never been commented on.
In the podcast Happy Sad Confused Josh Horowitz asked Elizabeth Olsen, who played the Scarlet Witch, about the role of Daniel Craig in the film. The exchange confirms that the actor was supposed to play Balder the Brave.
Horowitz: I asked him about the role of Balder the Brave.
Olsen: Yeah, I thought that was going to happen.
Horowitz: Then where is Daniel Craig?
Olsen: Yes, I saw the sketch. They made a costume. They had it designed.
Craig has been asked more than once about his role in Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madnessbut he always denied it. In the end, he chose other projects to star in, like Glass Onion: A Knife Out movie.