According to a caption from a new snippet from Empire Magazine, "Benedict Wong returns as Sorcerer Supreme Wong; Rachel McAdams as Stephen Strange's former sweetheart Christina Palmer; Strange stands before the Illuminati."
If this isn't enough of a confirmation that the Illuminati is about to make its MCU debut, we don't know what is.
Interestingly, Richie Palmer, a producer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, denied talks that the Illuminati would be making their debut in the film.
Specifically, Palmer denounced the rumors by saying that Illuminati's debut will be "more MCU-driven and have some more ties to our characters in the MCU, versus just replicating what's in the comics."
Of course, just because Palmer said so, doesn't mean that we should be quick to believe him.
Marvel Studios' tends to mislead viewers and what Palmer said about the Illuminati could have been meant to throw audiences off the trail.
Doctor Strange 2 should come with its fair share of unexpected twists, but Illuminati's involvement is as good as confirmed at this point.
We'll find out more about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 6.