Marvel Studios announced Saturday during their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con a slate of upcoming new projects which run through 2021. Among them the Doctor Strange sequel, now officially titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. More surprisingly we learned that the film will co-star Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch.
Scott Derrickson is returning to direct the follow-up, which the director pitched as “the first scary MCU film.”
The sequel is tied to the Disney+ series WandaVision, which stars Olsen alongside Paul Bettany as Vision. The show debuts on the streaming service spring 2021 and will run directly into Multiverse of Madness.
Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One confirmed the existence of parallel realities in Avengers: Endgame, which seemed to fulfill the function of the multiverse as fans know it from the comics, even going so far as to pull certain characters out of one reality and into another. However, it remains to be seen of this is what the titular “Multiverse of Madness” is referring to or if Strange 2 will keep the focus strictly on the mind-bending universes we got a taste of in the first film. Perhaps a combination of the two is afoot?
of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021.
What do you make of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Are you game? Do you like the title? How about the addition of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch? Sound off in the comments below and let me know how this news strikes you!