Marvel fans who have been to see Dr Strange in the Multiverse of madness have given mixed reviews to a scene in which the titular character briefly visits a universe where the UK government isn’t chockfull of twats.
The scene, which shows Dr Strange trying to get back to his own universe, finds the sorcerer supreme in a multiverse variant of London where buses and trains run on time, homelessness is non-existent, and the inhabitant of Downing Street isn’t a philandering law-breaking liar.
Fan, Simon Williams told us, “I thought the movie was incredible, and I totally bought into the narrative of heroes with magical ability hopping between alternative universes – but honestly, I couldn’t suspend my disbelief long enough to accept the scene which depicted a Tory government full of competent, morally grounded and scandal-free politicians.
“Honestly, it was ridiculous, and people in the cinema just laughed. It’s the worst thing I’ve seen in a cinema since DC tried to remove Superman’s moustache with primary-school level CGI.
“For the time I’m in the cinema, I will happily believe a man bitten by a spider can develop super powers, but I can’t believe a Tory government won’t be full of cronyism and corruption. Even comic books have to keep elements of their storytelling based in reality.”
Meanwhile, Marvel executives have speculated that for the blue-ray release the scene might be replaced with Dr Strange meeting a UK prime minister who looks like a vagrant attending court in a borrowed suit.