Once again, the Supreme Sorcerer, Marvel’s Strange Doctor, will spell filmmakers. Benedict Cumberbatch will once again make a levitational gown at Doctor Strange in the multiverse of Madness for a new adventure that will take the Master of mystic arts to the strangest parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) — and maybe even more so. While Cumberbatch is back for the sequel, after director Scott Derrickson’s surprise exit there is a new face behind the camera. Sam Raimi’s next director. Here’s all we know about Doctor Strange so far in the multiverse of Madness with the film slated for hit theatres on 25th March 2022.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Expected release date
Cumberbatch stated in an interview with Watch Time India that Doctor Strange in Madness’ multiverse will start production “at the end of October or beginning of November” in 2020. Elizabeth Olsen stated she plans to start filming in December 2020 in an interview with Conde Nast Traveller. It is expected to remain in place until its release date is March 2022!
But, in March, a report from Variety stated that Doctor Strange “is still on the track to start filming in June,” because the Pandemic of Coronavirus delayed the release of important movies and put several productions on suspension. However, as Disney was obliged to relocate numerous films, Dr. Strange was moved from its release date, May 7, 2021. The release of Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend from the Ten Rings, will be released on March 25, 2022, with Spider-third Man’s solo film, And Thor: Love and Thunder.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Expected cast members
Things in the Multiverse of Madness casting front have been rather quiet to date. Of course, Cumberbatch is like the Doctor himself, and Benedict Wong like his partner Wong is like that. Elizabeth Olsen is expected to also feature as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch in the film – thought to be linked to Disney+ program WandaVisión. Evil Dead fame’s Bruce Campbell will also make a cameo in a role yet defined.
Lastly, Chiwetel Ejiofor told Screen Rant that he will come back to Kamar-Taj as Baron Mordo, a friend of Strange’s who was later one of his most scary adversaries in comics. It appears probable that Mordo is going to be the main adversary of this film because Backstage and other websites have released the following film synopsis: “Dr. Stephen Strange resumes his Time Stone study after the events of Avengers: Endgame But an old buddy who has turned himself away puts a stop to his schemes.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Expected Plot
The official, but leaked, description of the narrative (after) “After Avengers: EndGame, Dr. Stephen Strange resumed his Time Stone investigation. However, an old friend-turned-enemy stops his plans and unleashs odd evil.”
The old friend is probably Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). We witnessed Mordo paralyzing Jonathan Pangborn in the Doctor Strange post-crédits scene (Benjamin Bratt). Mordo accused him of wishing to take their power and stated that the world has too many healers.
That being said, it may be merely the red herring to make Mephisto the actual vilian, the theorizer. Fans anticipated that in WandaVision Mephisto, the Marvel universe counterpart of the Divine, would come, and now grab hints. They mostly refer to a probable Easter egg in Episode 9 of WandaVision, when a “M&B” emblem appears on the panel behind Agatha Harkness. The latter being the devil’s son himself, M&B may stand for Mephisto and Blackheart.
Then, the way Doctor Strange is to perform with the notion of multiverses is to be discovered in the multiverse of Madness. Rumor has it that Spider-Man: No Way Home features both former Spider-Man protagonists that have made cameos (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) thus we’re assuming essentially that all bets are out for the contents of the plot. The visits may even be made by Tony Stark and Steve Rogers.
Spoilers also warned of the ending of WandaVision: Wanda’s attempting to find her children and use The Darkhold to follow Billy and Tommy, whose voices had been heard on the final scene. Olsen, in the Multiverse of Madness, talked about Doctor Strange, remarked, “It’s an extremely terrible film. Like Sam Raimi, it’s old. The scariest marvel film they’re attempting to produce.”