Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a sequel to the superhero film Doctor Strange which was released in 2016. The first part was directed by Scott Derrickson and the whole plot is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
Doctor Strange was met with a lot of praise worldwide and also received awards attention. Now Doctor Strange 2 is all set to be a part of Phase 4 as revealed at Comic-Con.
So here’s everything we know so far about the highly anticipated film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The comic book movie fans need to wait longer as Doctor Strange 2 is scheduled to release on March 25, 2022. Also, Derrickson won’t be back to direct the sequel due to creative differences, however, he will remain a part of the crew as executive producer.
Now, Sam Raimi – director of Spider-Man trilogy will take over as director. The script is being written by Loki head writer Michael Waldron.
Since the initial stages of the development of the sequel, no delays were expected. The filming was supposed to start in May 2020. But before that could happen, the COVID-19 pandemic took over and has delayed the sequel. Adding to that was a delay of the sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The confirmed cast members were being revealed since 2018. Benedict Cumberbatch will obviously return as Dr. Stephen Strange, Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo.
The most intriguing announcement made at Comic-Con was the appearance of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. She is said to have a major role in the film.
A short synopsis of the sequel has been officially released. In the sequel, after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr. Stephen Strange will be researching on the Time Stone. But he will have to face some obstacles. An old friend-turned-enemy will unleash an unspeakable evil that will mess with Strange’s plan.
The sequel will have a horror tone and will also have ties to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki would tie into the events of the film.