Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is headed your way. Here's everything you need to know.
Doctor Strange raked in over $200 million during its domestic run, with a global total of over $675 million. This should make Doctor Strange 2 a certainty, but we never got an official guarantee that the Sorcerer Supreme would get a sequel…until now.
While it has been several years since Doctor Strange conjured its box office spell in 2016, the good news is that Scott Derrickson, who did such beautiful work on the first film, has now officially signed on with Marvel to direct Doctor Strange 2. No writer is currently attached, but that should change shortly (via Variety). For now, here’s the movie’s logo and title…
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Doctor Strange 2 Release Date
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 7, 2021.
Doctor Strange 2 Cast
Well, it’s a safe bet that Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Stephen Strange as will Benedict Wong as Wong. Hopefully, we’ll see more of Chiwetel Ejiofor’s compelling Mordo, as well.
Elizabeth Olsen, aka Scarlet Witch, will also be joining Doctor Strange’s second outing!
Doctor Strange 2 Story
Scott Derrickson spoke to Den of Geek UK about what kind of focus on the villains we might expect. “What made The Dark Knight so great was that the origin story of Batman had been well-told, and then it was time to bring in a villain where you really got to go deep,” Derrickson said. “And not just the Joker, also Two-Face. It was a more visceral experience, I’d love to be able to do that for Doctor Strange.”
Doctor Strange 2 Villain
As for who that villain might end up being? Derrickson named one in particular. “I really like the character of Nightmare and the concept [of] the Nightmare Realm” he told IGN. “That’s early – that’s like the first Strange tale. I think that’s in the introductory episode of Doctor Strange, and I always loved that.”
Certainly we’ll get another look at Dormammu, as well, right?
Doctor Strange 2 Characters
Screenwriter Jon Spaihts hinted we might finally get to meet Clea on the screen in Doctor Strange 2. There’s a catch, though. “She’s a tricky character to interpret because her uncle is a kind of fire-headed omnipotent god and she’s kind of a hot babe who studies magic,” Mr. Spaihts told CBR. “That’s a tricky relationship to bring out of a comic book and on to a movie screen. But she’s a really compelling character as a foil, a love interest, a colleague of Doctor Strange’s, and she always carries with her that width of mystery as to whether she is human, and how human, and what that means for his relationship to her. So we might find a way to introduce her to the story.”
Other rumored character inclusions include Jericho Drumm, Brother Voodoo.
Well, that kind of explains why we didn’t see her already. We have our own list of characters we’d like to see show up in the sequel, as well. Of course, at the moment, it’s not yet clear if Mr. Spaihts will return to write the sequel, but regardless, Clea is overdue for her closeup.
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