Marvel Studios announced a Doctor Strange 2 release date and official title in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con today, along with cast surprise. Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise the title role in now official Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, surprisingly Elizabeth Olsen will co-star as Scarlet Witch. Scott Derrickson returns to helm promising the Hall H crowd he’s going to make “the first scary MCU film.”
This film will be directly tied to the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision, which stars Olsen opposite Paul Bettany‘s Vision set to debut on the streaming service in Spring 2021. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the events of WandaVision will lead into and impact what happens in Doctor Strange 2.
As the title suggests the multiverse is very much real and this sequel will find Doctor Strange venturing into said multiverse accompanied by Scarlet Witch.
Even though Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Baron Mordo was set up as a villain at the end of the first movie its still yet to be seen if he’ll return. Also it unclear if Tilda Swinton‘s Ancient One or Rachel McAdams‘ Christine will return either. So far only Olsen and Cumberbatch are confirmed.
Check out the official Doctor Strange 2 logo below. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS with Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Scott Derrickson returns as director. In theaters May 7, 2021. pic.twitter.com/bVyOYjPLly— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2019