We've got a juicy new rumor regarding WandaVision, which could help explain how the show will connect to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. At present, not too much has been revealed about the upcoming Disney+ series, other than the fact that Elizabeth Olsen will return as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany will be back as Vision. However, this new rumor reveals who the villain might be, which gives us major clues about the plot.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and WandaVision. These are just rumors for the time being. That said, if they turn out to be true, it could run into spoiler territory. That having been said, those who wish to not have anything revealed moving forward would do well to quit reading now. With that out of the way, a new report suggests that Nightmare will be the villain in the show, and that an actor has been cast to play the part. There is no word yet on who the actor might be, so anything on that front would be hopeless and aimless speculation at this point. Even without knowing who will play Nightmare, having this specific villain show up in WandaVision is undoubtedly intriguing for several reasons.

First and foremost, it's been more or less confirmed that Nightmare is expected to be one of the villains in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Writer C. Robert Cargill indicated prior to the official announcement that he and director Scott Derrickson hoped to use the ruler of the Dream Dimension as the big bad in the sequel. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has also confirmed previously that WandaVision will connected directly with Doctor Strange 2, and that Elizabeth Olsen will appear in the movie as well. Both projects sharing the same villain would certainly make for some major connective tissue.

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Nightmare, for those who may not be familiar, is the ruler of the Dream Dimension and he brings tortured people there in their sleep. He also rides a horse named Dreamstalker. The character first appeared in Strange Tales #110 and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. WandaVision will be part sitcom and part spectacle. The show will feature Wanda and Vision's twin boys, Tommy and Billy, who will reportedly grow up rather fast on the show. It's speculated that Scarlet Witch could be trapped in some sort of dreamstate, thanks to Nightmare, which would make sense and could explain the sitcom-like elements.

Kevin Feige previously indicated that those who wish to stay up to date on the MCU will need to subscribe to Disney+, as there are other shows such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and Hawkeye in the works as well. Putting a major villain for one of the most anticipated movie sequels in one of those shows would certainly be one way to prove to fans that a Disney+ subscription is worth the money. WandaVision does not yet have a release date set, but it's set to arrive in spring 2021. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021. This news comes to us via Murphy's Multiverse.

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