Are Billy and Tommy real in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?’

Scarlet Witch
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Warning: This article contains massive spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has brought back some of our favorite characters from past MCU films and series. But one of the biggest callbacks that the film includes is from WandaVision — the arrival of Wanda’s two sons, Billy and Tommy.

Billy and Tommy were first introduced in WandaVision as Wanda and Vision’s children, starting with the third episode which saw them as babies though they quickly grew up and by the fifth episode they were 10 and even develop powers of their own. Eventually, the two were erased from reality when Wanda released Westview from her magic and restored it to its normal state.

Fortunately, that’s not the last time we got to see the two kids in the MCU as they have now reappeared in the latest Doctor Strange film. But this now begs the question, were they real?

Are Billy and Tommy really present in Doctor Strange 2?

Billy and Tommy in WandaVision
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Billy and Tommy’s existence will depend on which side of the multiverse we’re talking about as the answer may vary.

In Earth-616 (where WandaVision took place), they are not real. They were created using Wanda’s powers as the Scarlet Witch during the Westview Anomaly and were later removed from existence when she undid the spell she cast over the town.

However, the Billy and Tommy seen in the other universe in Doctor Strange 2 are in-fact real. The film shows that the house that Maximoff and her children are staying in is not part of some sort of anomaly.

During the final battle between Scarlet Witch and America Chavez, Chavez opened a portal to the other multiverse, giving Maximoff what she always wanted — to be with her children. Only this time, they were afraid of the Scarlet Witch and ran toward their mother. The alternate Wanda reassured the Scarlet Witch that “their children will be loved.”

So, while Billy and Tommy don’t exist in Earth-616, seeing that they exist in the alternate universe seen in Doctor Strange 2, it is safe to assume that there are other multiverses out there where they are also present.