Former Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, revealed in January that he would not return as the upcoming movie's director. Derrickson tweeted that he was due to "creative differences" but he would be staying on as an executive producer.
"Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences," Marvel said in a statement on Jan. 9. "We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU."
Marvel has not announced a new director to replace Derrickson, but the movie release date is staying the same.
Here's everything else we know so far about the planned.
Can we just call it Doctor Strange 2 for short? Multiverse of Madness is part of that include a range of movies and TV series. Coming to the big screen is , , and . On the new , we'll see Marvel TV shows , , , , , .
On Nov. 7, Marvel CEO Kevin Feige told Bloomberg News that fans will need a Disney Plus subscription, because events from all the new streaming shows will factor into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. According to Feige, Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch will have a key role in the movie and the Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston will tie in, too. "I'm not sure we've actually acknowledged that before," Feige said. "But it does."
Who's making it?
Scott Derrickson was originally slated to direct his second Doctor Strange adventure, but on Jan. 9 announced his departure as a director from the project. He will still serve as an executive producer. Though Derrickson co-wrote the 2016 film with C. Robert Cargill and Jon Spaihts, the sequel was written by writer Jade Halley Bartlett.
However, when Derrickson left as the director, the movie also got a new screenwriter on Feb. 7.showrunner . Waldron also wrote for . This could mean that the new movie is taking more of a comedy angle, rather than its original horror premise.
When will Doctor Strange 2 be released?
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' release date is May 7, 2021. It's set to open in theaters worldwide around the same day.
not only the long-winded title of the film, but also that it'll be "the first scary MCU movie." He promised "the gothic and the horror" elements that made Derrickson love Marvel's spooky Doctor Strange comics.
Originally Doctor Strange's powers come from his mastery of mystic spells, and not from a mutant gene or weird biological accident like some other Marvel superheroes, dark magic could be an interesting plot device for the upcoming movie.by comic book greats and , Doctor Strange is . Considering that
We know that Doctor Strange will be Elizabeth Olsen. To understand how Olsen's character gets there from the momentous events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, you'll need to watch the slated to air on the streaming service in spring 2021. The TV show will lead directly into Scarlet Witch's appearance in the Multiverse of Madness in May that year., played by
WandaVision will reunite Wanda with her love interest Vision, both of whom are/were members of the Avengers. But it's a bit different than the usual Marvel superhero story. Half the show will take place in a wacky sitcomlike home according to the showrunners, who spoke at last month's ., and the other half will feel like an MCU epic adventure,
Though there aren't any details yet about the plot of the Doctor Strange sequel or exactly how Wanda will fit in, that hasn't stopped fans from speculating. Since, we know about the idea of infinite parallel universes within the MCU, and there's a chance Wanda could end up as a threat to Doctor Strange.
"Wanda will discover a reality where Vision lived and Doctor Strange died but the Avengers still beat Thanos," Reddit user drkcty speculates, drawing on the character's comic book history, where she's often shifted from hero to villain. "She'll blame Vision's death on the Master of the Mystic Arts and go insane, which will bridge the realities and cause a rift which will leak into the Prime timeline (MCU)."
If Wanda is driven to extremes by grief, that might explain why she'll be living in a weird sitcomlike existence in a parallel universe with the very-much-alive Vision in WandaVision.
Meet the cast
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
- Benedict Wong as Wong
This article was originally published on Sept. 5 and will be updated as news rolls in.