Stephen Strange is back and he’s going to the Multiverse. During its panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that Doctor Strange 2 will be the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after next year’s Black Widow movie. The film will be called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and is set to release May 7, 2021.
“Just because Quentin Beck makes up lies about the multiverse, doesn’t mean it isn’t real,” Kevin Feige said at the panel.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will take place several years after the events of both Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home. As for other plot details the panel remained fairly quiet, except to say that Doctor Strange will have to defend more than just the New York Sanctum he calls home. At the panel, Scott Derrickson said he wants to dip into a “gothic, horror” tone and make the “first scary MCU film.”
Both Benedict Cumberbatch and the original film’s director Scott Derrickson will return for the sequel, something that was originally reported at the end of December of 2018 when the film was first confirmed by Marvel. Also joining the cast will be Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch — the film will tie directly into the Disney Plus series WandaVision, due out earlier in 2021. As for some of the original film’s other cast members like Benedict Wong, who played Wong, or Chiwetel Ejiofor whose character, Mordo was teased as a possible villain in the post-credits scene of the original movie.