Doctor Strange is coming back in a twisty turny sequel that will tie in to a few Disney+ shows. Here's everything we know about it so far.
The MCU is now a well-oiled machine that's moving at such a fast pace it's becoming hard to keep up. And with Disney+, it's becoming even more of a confusing monster. Now we are about to get a lot deeper into the multiverse, turning our heads to goo thanks to the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel. The title for the new installment is officially Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Here is everything we know about it so far.
The release date for Doctor Strange 2 is still officially May 5th, 2021. However, it was recently reported that director Scott Derrickson has left due to creative differences. It is unclear if this will affect the release date.
Benedict Wong previously stated that filming for the sequel is expected to begin in May 2020. This gives the Marvel team quite a bit of time to find a new director. At the moment, Sam Raimi is in talks to take over as director. Derrickson is still on board as an executive producer and he wrote on Twitter: "Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP."
The sequel to Doctor Strange is going to be the "first scary MCU film" according to the previous director Derrickson.
Cumberbatch then added: "This twist in horror will have people gripped… We’ll be going back to trying to destroy him a bit."
The movie is also expected to be in direct connection to the upcoming Disney+ show WandaVision. The events of the series will lead Scarlet Witch to a crossroad where she will seek out Doctor Strange for help. This moment is the possible beginning of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. And given that WandaVision premieres in 2020 it will give fans enough time to binge the series.
The MCU is now broadening into Disney+ shows. This could mean that if you don't have a Disney+ account then you may lose out on some key plots to upcoming movies. The upcoming Loki TV series is also expected to intersect with the Doctor Strange sequel.
Kevin Feige said: "These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way. It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore."
As you may well expect, Benedict Cumberbatch will be returning to play Doctor Strange. Benedict Wong is also expected to return, though not yet confirmed.
Elizabeth Olsen has been confirmed to be in the film as the TV series and the Doctor Strange sequel tie together.
Chiwetel Ejiofor may also return as Mordo for the sequel in some way or the other. He may be an ally to the sequel's main villain who could possibly be Nightmare. But this is just a theory.
Rachel McAdams may also return but this has yet to be confirmed.
Are you looking forward to seeing Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness next year?