We've known for a minute now that Marvel Studios has been cooking up a Doctor Strange 2. What's fairly shocking is the involvement of Elizabeth Olsen, who will be a part of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Scarlet Witch, the heroine with powers in the same arena as Stephen Strange's own.
The flick gets released May 7, 2021.
After the multiverse was teased in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the name of the second odd film seems to confirm that it does indeed exist and will be a source of trouble for the Guardian of the Mystical Realm as well as the Avengers. The movie will co-star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and tie into her Disney+ series, WandaVision. Derrickson has earlier directed several horror movies like Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). Scott Derrickson returns to the director's chair having helmed the first Doctor Strange, but he promised the Hall H crowd he's going to make "the first scary MCU film".
"I'm really excited to be at the dawn of this project, and I think it's important to maintain the integrity and the humor but with this twist of horror", Cumberbatch said.
Benedict is now one of Hollywood's biggest stars with roles including Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Strange, and went onto admit he is driven to keep working because he wants to make his family proud.
Black Widow - starring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh - is the first film of the phase that we will actually be able to watch, with a release date of 1 May 2020.
Well, just when we thought that the multiverse was nothing more than a ruse from Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel sets us straight with the sequel to the acclaimed Dr.