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Doctor Strange 2 is the upcoming superhero movie sequel. Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness as it is officially called is the sequel to the films Doctor Strange, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man 3, WandaVision, and Loki.

The first movie in 2016 Doctor Strange tells us the story of Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange who is originally a neurosurgeon who then discovered magic and alternate dimensions after an accident which ended his career. The movie grossed over $677.7 million US dollars worldwide. 

Doctor Strange 2 is after the events of Avengers: Endgame in 2019 and of WandaVision which is in 2021. It tells us the continuous research of Doctor Stranger for the Time Stone which is delayed by a nemesis, who was once a friend,  that seeks to destroy every sorcerer. Also, causes Doctor Strange to release an unspeakable evil.

Here’s what you need to know so far about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange 2 Movie cast

Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise the role of Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, became a powerful sorcerer and master of the Mystic Arts after a career-ending accident happened which crippled his hands. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, his plans are delayed by his friend-turned-enemy which causes him to release an unspeakable evil.

Rachel McAdams will reprise the role of Doctor Christine Palmer. McAdams has previously confirmed her return. Doctor Christine Palmer is a colleague of Doctor Strange and an emergency surgeon. She is also the lover of Doctor Strange. By February 2020, it was reported that Rachel McAdams would not return to reprise her role as Doctor Christine Palmer. In December 2020, Rachel McAdams signed to reprise her role as Doctor Christine Palmer.

Elizabeth Olsen will play the role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet witch which Olsen played in the Avengers and in WandaVision. The Scarlet Witch uses magic and can use hypnosis and telekinesis. Scarlet WItch can also alter reality. During the San Diego Comic-con in 2019, it was announced that Elizabeth Olsen would play in the film as her Marvel Cinematic Universe role of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

Chiwetel Ejiofor will reprise his role as Karl Mordo, a master of the Mystic Arts and an adversary of Doctor Strange. Chiwetel Ejiofor has confirmed on June 25, 2020 that he would return for the role of Karl Mordo. Kardo Mordo is a friend of Doctor Strange who turned into his enemy and seeks to destroy every sorcerer on earth.

Benedict Wong will reprise the role of Wong, an Asian Sorcerer,a master of the Mystic Arts,  and librarian within the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Xochitl Gomez will play the role of America Chavez which is a fan favourite from the comics. America Chavez is a superhero and Marvel’s first Latin-American LGBTQ character.

Benjamin Bratt will return for the role of Jonathan Pangborn.

We are excited to see possible characters to appear in the film such as Clea who is the ruler of the dark dimension and Nightmare who is a villain.

We might again see the character of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One but mostly as a cipher or a guiding presence for Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange 2 Release date

Marvel boss Kevin Feige has announced that the film is scheduled to be released on May 7, 2021. Because of the global crises COVID-19, the schedule was delayed and the release date was set to November 5, 2021. The November movie schedule was pushed back and then to be released on March 25, 2022 after its scheduled release date was assigned to Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Things to know about Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness is the fifth movie of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase four. There is Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man 3, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is also the twenty-eighth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU.

The director of the first movie of Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson, would return to direct the sequel film as it was reported on December 11, 2018. Scott had ideas and was open to experimenting with weird stuff in regard to the character that Marvel Studios had asked him together with the writer for potential sequels. Derrickson has also expressed that he was interested to explore the character of Jonathan Pangborn and Hamir from the first movie Doctor Strange 2016. He also wants to introduce Nightmare as the main villain.

According to Variety on January 9, 2020, because of creative differences Scott Derrickson has stepped down as director but remains as an executive producer of the sequel. Scott Derrickson then was replaced by Sam Raimi, the OG Spider-Man director, to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It will be the first directed film in 9 years of Sam Raimi and his fourth superhero film after the Spider-Man trilogy.

During the San Diego Comic-con in 2019, Marvel Boss Kevin Feige revealed the official title of the movie sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Also, Kevin Feige announced that the sequel would be the first horror/scary MCU film. Though it would be scary, the film still contains humor and is PG-13.

Marvel Studios had tapped Jade Bartlett, a screenwriter, to write the film. But on February 7, 2020 Bartlett was replaced by Michael Waldron, the head writer and showrunner of the Disney series Loki.

Filming of the sequel began in November 2020 in London but because of the global crisis COVID-19 it was put on hold in January 2021. The shooting of the film will also occur in places such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.

Elizabeth Olsen began shooting for her film scenes while shooting back to back with her other film WandaVision by November 25.

On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige revealed that the role of America Chavez would be portrayed by Xochitl Gomez.