Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness


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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the upcoming sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange. This film was first teased at San Diego Comic Con in 2019 as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first horror film. 

Although it will still be rated PG-13, this is a big deal for Marvel. Their films are mostly family-friendly, but it sounds like this new film will have some terrifying elements. Here’s everything you need to know about Marvel’s next fright.

Scott Derrickson was originally signed on as director, although he has now left the project due to creative differences with Marvel. Sam Raimi, director of the original Spider-Man trilogy in the early 2000’s, has signed on to take over the project. This is exciting news considering Raimi has experience with both horror and superhero films.

There are also a few key members reprising their roles. Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Doctor Stephen Strange, Benedict Wong will return as Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will return as Baron Mordo. However, Rachel McAdams has confirmed she will not be reprising her role as Christine Palmer due to undisclosed reasons. 

A newcomer to the Doctor Strange franchise is Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff. Olsen has appeared in five other MCU films and will star in her own Disney+ series, WandaVision. This series is reportedly directly linked to Multiverse of Madness as the events of the series lead into the film.

Cumberbatch revealed in a recent interview that the film will begin filming either late October or early November this year. The film was originally slated for May 7, 2021, but it was pushed back several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, the film has a release date of March 25, 2022.

It sounds like this will be a very exciting and ambitious film from Marvel. Hopefully, the film will not be pushed back again and viewers can enjoy it relatively soon.