Can Marvel Superheroes Ever Be Happy?
“Are you happy?”
That’s the question that echoes through Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and it’s one that a lot of viewers of the film can surely relate to. Are you happy? Even if you get what you think you want — a family, a good job, the title of Sorcerer Supreme — will that actually fill your emotional needs and make you happy? Or is happiness just an elusive impossibility?
In our latest Marvel video, we take a look at two characters from Doctor Strange — Strange himself and Wanda Maximoff — and explore their personal arcs in the film. We also consider the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its heroes as a whole. Are they ever allowed to be happy? And if not, why not? Are the Avengers cursed? Take a look below and see what you think:
If you liked our video on whether Marvel heroes can every truly be happy, check out more of our videos below, including why Vision isn’t in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, one on Wanda’s kids and how they factor into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one on the use of dreams in Doctor Strange and how that affects previous Marvel movies. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premieres on Disney+ on June 22.
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