Doctor Strange 2 also titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the sequel to the 2016 released movie. It is an adaptation of a comic superhero of the same name. In the Avengers: Endgame movie, we saw that Dr. Strange along with some other superheroes came back to life.
In Comic-Con 2019, we saw many announcements, and we also heard that Dr Strange was coming back on screens. Well that confirmed its return, but the question remains. When is it coming back? What is the plot like? And most importantly who is the cast? Let’s jump right into the details we have.
Who is in Doctor Strange 2? Cast:
As of now, there is no confirmation of the cast that will be seen in the movie. However, we know Benedict Cumberbatch will be back as he plays the main character and without him the movie won’t ever be complete. We are expecting to see Elizabeth Olsen, also seen in Avengers Endgame and Avengers Age of Ultron as Scarlet Witch.
Chiwetel Ejiofor who also starred in the first part of this movie as Baron Mordo. He has also won an award from BAFTA for best lead actor. Benedict Wong who also starred in the first part of this movie as Wong. We would expect to see Chiwetel Ejiofor in the upcoming film. The fan theories say that he may return as a reluctant ally of Dr Strange.
Apart from these characters there is no confirmation about anybody else joining the cast. Elizabeth is playing the part of a Scarlet Witch it directly relates to the Disney+ character from the show WandaVision. The actress, Eva Green thwarted the rumors stating that she may be cast as the main antagonist, Nightmare.
The confirmed report says that Rachel McAdams will not reprise Dr. Strange’s love interest, Christine Palmer. She could be replaced by Clea, a female sorceress. She has a long-running history in the comics. (check: Elite Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Episodes, Trailer: Will There Be New Series On Netflix?.)
What is the plot of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?
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As of now, the plot has not been revealed to the people. Derrickson who has directed Dr Strange previously has called quits with Marvels. We don’t exactly know what happened but he did mention in Comic-Con that this was going to be the first horror film in the MCU. It was also revealed that the Loki series and Doctor Strange have some connection.
At some point, the developments in the WandaVision will take Scarlet Witch to Dr Strange. The said tv show has been moved towards 2020. However, we won’t be seeing Loki in this installment. It was also said that they are using a new form of storytelling. So looks like we will be getting to know more about those connections.
We may also see the aftermath of the Endgame. Who knows? We are taking wild guesses. Let us know your thoughts?
The official synopsis, however, reads the following:
“After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend-turned-enemy puts an end to his plans and causes Strange to unleash unspeakable evil.”
When can we watch Dr Strange 2 trailer?
Usually it is seen that the trailers for most awaited films are shown in Comic-Con. However, the shooting was supposed to begin this month. As of now, the production has not begun. So, the trailer won’t be out anytime soon, but if the shoot begins later in 2020, we might see it as early as in 2021. However, we are waiting for an announcement for the same.
Doctor Strange 2 Release Date: When will Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premiere?
Initially, we heard that the movie was set to release on May 7, 2021. However, as we know the productions have been halted and since then many movies have moved their release dates including Black widow and Spider Man-3. Since the release of Black Widow was pushed and that pushed Spider Man-3’s date, it impacted Dr Strange 2 as well.
Now, the release date for this part has been set to March 25, 2022. The wait is going to be longer than expected. However, we can hope that the productions for the films begin soon.