It’s official–the Doctor Strange sequel will be “frightening”.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness–Sam Raimi’s sequel to the 2016 Marvel hit–this week received a PG-13 rating, according to a report on comicbookmovie.com, aligning with the director’s horror pedigree. Check out the film’s new teaser on this page.
— Doctor Strange (@DrStrange) April 10, 2022
The film–slated for theatrical release May 6–earned the rating due to its “intense sequences of violence and action, along with frightening images and some language.” Sounds like Raimi is pushing the MCU envelope.
The sequel–from Raimi and screenwriter Michael Waldron (Loki)–stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerous Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (aka the Scarlet Witch), Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez and Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West.
In the film, Strange casts a spell to “manipulate time and space and open the door to the Multiverse,” according to the synopsis. “To restore a world where everything is changing, Strange seeks help from his allies Wong and the Scarlet Witch.”
The Marvel Comics character of Dr. Stephen Strange–created by the legendary writer/artist team of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko–made his first appearance in Strange Tales No. 110 way back in 1963.
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