Benedict Cumberbatch is back for his solo film Doctor Strange. This time, the MCU wizard finds himself immersed in the multiverse. When Doctor Strange 2: The Multiverse of Madness is released.
[Mis à jour le 15 décembre 2021 à 10h47] After appearing in The Avengers, Thor: Ragnarok, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange will soon be back in his own solo film. Entitled “The Multiverse of Madness” (which can literally be translated as The Madness of the Multiverse), the feature film will once again feature Stephen Strange in the role of Marvel’s wizard. A time expected for the end of 2021, Doctor Strange 2 will now be released on May 6, 2022 in the United States, or May 4 in France.
Synopsis – The synopsis for Doctor Strange 2 is not yet known. We just know that the protagonist will make his return in his own solo film. From the title of the film, The Multiverse of Madness, it seems certain that Stephen Strange will face the multiverse, the premises of which we could see in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Which actors in the cast of Doctor Strange 2?
Benedict Cumberbatch reprise the role of Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange 2: The Multiverse of Madness. At the casting, it was also announced that Elizabeth Olsen will appear as Wanda Maximoff / The Scarlet Witch, a logical ending after the post-credits scenes in the Wandavision (Disney +) series. Rachel McAdams will also be back as Christine Palmer, while Benedict Wong will be present as Wong. Chiwetel Ejiofor will also be cast as Mordo.
Sam Raimi directs Doctor Strange 2
Doctor Strange 2, his full name Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, will indeed be directed by Sam Raimi. The filmmaker, to whom we owe in particular Evil Dead as well as the very first Spider-Man trilogy, was tipped to take over from Scott Derrickson for a few weeks already. During an interview at ComingSoon in the United States, Sam Raimi has confirmed that he is at work on the Marvel sequel project released in 2016 and worn by Benedict Cumberbatch. The American website noted a sequence in Spider-Man 2 in which Jonah Jameson and an associate think about a name to give to Otto Octavius (Dr. Octopus) when his partner proposes Doctor Strange. This is when Jameson explains that this pseudonym is already taken. Many years later, Sam Raimi will thus realize the continuation of the adventures of the Supreme Sorcerer.
About this reference almost two decades earlier, the filmmaker explains that it is a pure coincidence but takes the opportunity to confirm for the first time that he is indeed involved in the Doctor Strange 2 project: “J I loved Doctor Strange as a kid, but he was always behind Spider-Man and Batman in my mind, probably number 5 on my list of greatest comic book characters because he was so original. But when we were shooting that scene in Spider-Man 2, I had no idea that we would ever make a Doctor Strange movie. It was very funny to see the coincidence of this line in the movie. I must admit that I wish I had known that I will be involved in this project one day. “