‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel Will Indeed Bring ‘Madness’, Horror

by Thomas Tuna

Doctor Strange will truly live up to his name–if the British are good judges of character.

The much-hyped and greatly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness–ready to hit theaters May 6–will be the horror-tinged film Marvel has touted it to be, according to the British Board of Film Classification.

The board recently hit the sequel to the 2016 Marvel movie with a 12A rating (it’s unclear exactly what that designation means) for–among other things–“threat and horror”.

Now, according to the board, that “threat and horror” stamp was earned for the film’s “scenes of horror (including demonic beings attacking people), a decomposing corpse being reanimated, people being burned by magical powers and multiple jump scares.”

The board added that the movie contains frequent scenes of threat, “in which people are pursued by demonic entities and monsters or threatened with magical torture.” Sounds like a Sam Raimi film.

The PG-13 sequel–helmed by Raimi from a screenplay by Michael Waldron (Loki)–stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (better known as 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.

The storyline follows Strange as his magic opens the door to “a mysterious madness called the Multiverse,” according to the synopsis. The sorcerer then enlists the help of Wong and the Scarlet Witch to overcome “a terrible threat that looms over humanity and the entire universe.”

The Marvel Comics character of Dr. Stephen Strange–brought to life by the legendary team of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko–made his first appearance in Strange Tales No110 back in 1963.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

 

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