Let the madness, the magic and the horror reign! The Sorcerer Supreme is ready for his second act–fans just have to wait until next year to see it.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness–touted as Marvel Studios’ first true foray into horror (tinged, of course, with super-heroics)–wrapped production this week, according to a report on movieweb.com. The film is slated for release March 25, 2022.
This good news comes straight from the horse’s mouth. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, this week said in an interview that he was in London “on the set of Doctor Strange 2 for our final week and Lizzie (Elizabeth Olsen) is here, having worked non-stop–from wrapping WandaVision to stepping right into Doctor Strange 2.”
It has been strongly hinted that Olsen’s Scarlet Witch character–from the recently completed Disney+ WandaVision–will play a key role in the Doctor Strange sequel.
Production on this sequel began last November, but was temporarily put on hold this January due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Shooting in London resumed last month.
Specific plot details have been sketchy, but it is known that the film will introduce fans to a previously unexplored corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe–the Multiverse. It also has been reported that the sequel takes place after the events in Avengers: Endgame and WandaVision, with Doctor Strange continuing his research into the Time Stone. But that work is hindered “by a friend-turned-enemy, resulting in Strange unleashing unspeakable evil.” Sounds serious.
The movie–directed by Sam Raimi from a screenplay by Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron–stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez.
The Marvel Comics character of Doctor Strange–created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko (the same creative team that gave birth to Spider-Man)–first appeared in Strange Tales No. 110 in 1963.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.