Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is being established as one of the most important MCU movies in its history.
The upcoming superhero flick looks like it will give viewers the most in-depth look ever at the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse (MCM). Given that Doctor Strange will have a big hand in its arrival, based on the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, the Sorcerer Supreme may be looking to undo the damage he’s helped create.
While we know that Stephen Strange will play some role in the arrival of MCM, and how it ties in to other recent Marvel projects, much of its production and plot remains a mystery.
So what do we know about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? The latest news comes from star Benedict Cumberbatch, who provided a little more detail about how it was filmed and the action director Sam Raimi took.
Below, you’ll also learn about Doctor Strange 2’s release date, confirmed cast members, potential story beats, and more.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Release date: March 2022
Doctor Strange 2 will be released 25 March 2022. It was supposed to arrive on May 7, 2021, but has been delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, the film is still scheduled to come out next March. This may change if COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, but we are hoping it will not. Marvel is moving forward with releasing its 2021 films, so the studio shouldn’t detract from its planned 2022 schedule.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer: Is There Anyone?
Not now. We will update this page once the teaser trailer comes online.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Cast: Who’s Playing Who?
Spoilers follow for Doctor Strange, Loki, and WandaVision.
At the moment, we have six confirmed cast members:
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer
- America Chavez as Xochitl Gomez
Cumberbatch, Ejiofor, Wong and McAdams are all reprising their roles from the first film.
Cumberbatch was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, but will be a supporting character in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Wong made a few cameo appearances in Shang-Chi, and would do the same in No Way Home. Meanwhile, McAdams hasn’t been seen since the first Doctor Strange movie, though he’s been seen in Marvel’s What If…? TV show.
Ejiofor reprises his role as the villainous Mordo, who was last seen in the post-credits scene of Doctor Strange. Strange’s former mentor had been hunting other wizards and sorcerers to take away his powers if he deemed them unworthy, but there’s no word on how his story will continue.
Olsen will co-star with Cumberbatch as Scarlet Witch, and she will have a major role in the film’s plot (more on this later).
The only announced newcomer so far as America Chavez is Gomez (The Baby-Sitter Club), who also goes by the pseudonym Miss America.
In the comics, Chavez is from the Utopian Parallel, a dimension that exists outside of space and time for the Marvel Multiverse. When a utopian parallel is threatened by a black hole that will pull it in different directions across the multiverse, Chavez’s mothers Amalia and Elena sacrifice themselves to prevent this from happening. The only survivor of her race, Chavez uses her abilities to open an inter-dimensional portal to find a new home – taking her to Earth.
We don’t know whether Chavez’s comic origins will carry over into Doctor Strange 2, or whether he’ll be introduced in a different way. Still, it would be nice to see one of Marvel’s latest popular heroes make their live-action debut.
Wanda’s twin boys Billy (Jet Klein) and Tommy (Julian Hilliard) are two individuals whose presence has not yet been confirmed. The two were last seen, or heard calling out for their mothers in the season finale post-credits scene of WandaVision. However, it looks like Billy and Tommy will have some role to play in Doctor Strange 2.
According to Somerset Live, a UK newspaper, during the final week of filming, Klein and Hilliard were seen on set. Scenes were shot on a large farm known as Burrow Hill Cider Farm, with a sequence costing £2 million (approximately US$2.8 million). Local residents say Klein and Hilliard made an appearance, but there are no leaked photos to verify these claims.
We can also visit Earth-616, which is the main Marvel universe in the comics. According to the Spotlight actor page for John Prophet, who appeared in Wonder Woman 1984, we’ll see him play someone known as “New Yorker 616.”
It could only be related to the number of an addition — someone who is a background character in some scenes — but the “616” reference is much more than that, in our opinion. Earth-616 is mentioned in the MCU, known as Earth-199999, on several occasions, such as in Thor: The Dark World and Spider-Man: Far From Home. So, it’s no stretch, that we can see Strange, Wanda or other persons traveling the 616 universe.
While Doctor Strange 2 is going to be more of a cameo fest movie, keep in mind that Michael Waldron said it still focused on Doctor Strange (and the Scarlet Witch). He did his best to try and make the best Doctor Strange movie. This is a multiverse film for a reason. I22 July 2021
There may be more characters in Doctor Strange 2. a rumor Prima facie Adam Hugill (1917, The Watch), who is said to have been cast as an alien minotaur named Rintra.
In the comics, Rintra is from an alternate dimension planet called R’Val, and has a comics history with Doctor Strange. With his moderately powerful magical abilities, Rintra may be Doctor Strange’s ally in the film.
Rintra may not be the only unusual creature to make an appearance. According to a Mandy.com profile for actress Yennifer Molina, Gargantos — a giant octopus-like sea monster — will appear, with Molina set to lend her voice to the character.
Bruce Campbell is also believed to be making a cameo appearance. collider) Campbell worked with Sam Raimi on the iconic Evil Dead series and had a cameo in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Although it is not known with whom he will play.
THR has also claimed that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will make a cameo in Doctor Strange 2. Given how integral Loki’s Season 1 finale was to actually presenting the multiverse, there may be some truth to it.
Another outlet at BGR has also suggested that Owen Wilson’s Morbius and Sofia Di Martino’s Sylvie may also appear, but we’re taking these reports with a grain of salt for now, even though Loki’s lead writer Michael Waldron may have written the script for Doctor Strange 2.
Meanwhile, major Marvel leakers Daniel Richtman claimed that Wanda would fight superheroes from Fox’s defunct X-Men universe. Nevertheless, we recommend you to doubt this rumor for now.
Finally, a trio of new characters have been revealed ahead of schedule. According to actress Mara Natuzzi’s Mandy profile, a character known as “Maria” will appear. Fellow Mandy users Mace Smalls and Sandra Chaffee have also been chosen as “newbie archers” and “warriors”, respectively.
Doctor Strange 2’s working title was rumored to be ‘Stellar Vortex’, so it looks like these actors are part of the cast. Hopefully, we will get an official confirmation on this front soon.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Plot: What Is It About?
We only have a brief official synopsis so far, but there are other rumors and Marvel projects hinting at where the story could be headed.
As of November 2020 Casting Call backstage.comDoctor Strange 2 will follow the events of “Avengers: Endgame”. Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone, but an old friend-turned-foe sabotages his plans and causes Strange to uncover unspeakable evil.
What can we explain by this? There are only two options for this friend to foe – Mordo and Wanda. We know Mordo has turned to the dark side, so we expect him to cause some mayhem.
However, it could also be Wanda. As shown in WandaVision’s post-credits scene, Wanda is using the Darkhold to discover her newfound powers. Also known as the Book of Sins, Darkhold is an ancient tome full of spells and unspeakable power, which joins the ‘Unspeakable Evil’ line of the synopsis.
WandaVision’s villain Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) hints that the Scarlet Witch will “destroy the world”, which may be a warning that Wanda will be consumed by Darkhold’s influence. If she is, Wanda may finally become the vessel for exposing this ‘unspeakable evil’. It’s him, or she’ll want to keep the multiverse in tact so she can be reunited with Billy and Tommy forever.
Regardless, it looks like Doctor Strange 2 will be the most surreal Marvel movie ever. in April 2021 glamor magazine In interviews, Olsen said, “It’s a great film, they’re definitely going to have that horror show vibe”, which will undoubtedly be aided by Raimi’s filmmaking roots – comments he made in another interview (with Cinemablend). through) supported.
Regarding Doctor Strange’s cut cameo in WandaVision, Feige told Rolling Stone that the Sorcerer Supreme had been removed, so he ignored the Wanda-centric story the WandaVision team wanted to tell.
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