Scott Derrickson's last outing with Doctor Strange produced great results. Fans love the film and are excited about the sequel. The director is only too happy to give out crumbs to help keep the hype level up on social media. Derrickson recently released a panel from a Doctor Strange comic that delves into the topic of different dimensions. It seems fair to ask if this is a sign of things to come in the sequel.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be centered around the titular sorcerer and Scarlet Witch. Other than that, there haven't been too many details released besides the observation that the movie will be the first horror film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Derrickson's tweet talks about how the sheer number of worlds in the multiverse could be the cause of madness.
The director knows his way around films, and by all accounts fits in as many references to other works that he enjoys as he can into current projects. Recently fans caught a nod to 1997's Contact during a moment of Doctor Strange. The first film was known for its mindbending visuals and that will probably be ratcheted up to 11 for this next installment. The possibilities are reasonably endless.
There were no crazy updates at D23, but Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) let MTV News know some small details about the film. WandaVision is on the horizon and the resolution of that series may inform how Scarlet Witch ends up helping Doctor Strange in the next film. She told the network that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently being written.
“Yes. Yes, it does,” Olsen confirmed to MTV News. “But I don’t... I think they’re writing that right now, but I don’t really know much about it."
“I’m really excited,” she added about working closely with Benedict Cumberbatch. “I’ve never really got to work with him except for one shot where he was landing, and I was shooting something, and that was it. And we did that for like six hours one day together.”
WandaVision is expected to drop on Disney+ in Spring 2021, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Marvel Studios Disney+ series without release dates include Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.