Premiere: May 6, 2022
5 years after his MCU debut and following his key role in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the Sorcerer Supreme will once again headline his own film. As I mentioned above, this film will spin directly out of the events of WandaVision, but will also connect to the Disney + series, Loki. Little is known about the film at this point, but it is widely expected that it will feature the villain Nightmare and, as the title indicates, open the doors to the true Multiverse,which Kevin Feige called “the next step in the evolution of the MCU”, forever changing the landscape of the MCU.
In January of 2020, a casting call went out for an Hispanic actress, 15-17, to play a major supporting role in the film, generating a huge amount of buzz that the film might mark the debut of America Chavez. A separate report indicated that the film was looking to cast a Caribbean actor for the role of Brother Voodoo, long expected to appear in the film.
After helming the first film and signing on for the second, director Scott Derrickson left the project, citing creative differences. In February of 2020, Sam Raimi replaced Derrickson at the helm. Subsequently, Michael Waldron (Loki) was brought in to draft a new script. The sequel was set to film sometime in the summer of 2020 before being delayed by COVID. As of early September, Murphy’s Multiverse learned that production was set to begin this November at Longcross Studios under the working title “Stellar Vortex.“
Following Loki season one, it was reported that Tom Hiddleston is set to make an appearance in the Doctor Strange sequel as Loki, something that taking into account where we left the God of Mischief, is hardly a surprise.
Following what is expected to be the final post-pandemic reschedule of the Marvel Studios slate, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has seen its premiere shifted to May 6, 2022.
With the release of the feature’s first full Official Trailer in February 2022, what seemingly was a cameo appearance by Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his Professor X part from the X-Men franchise was confirmed by the actor himself. Julian Hilliard‘s Billy and Jett Klyne‘s Tommy were also confirmed to be returning, following their WandaVision appearances, according to the movie’s promotional material. America Chavez’s mothers will be played by actresses Ruther Livier and Chess Lopez, marking an important milestone for the MCU in terms of LGBTQ+ representation.
In April 2022 the feature’s runtime was officially confirmed to be 126 min.
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange/Strange Supreme/Defender Strange
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
- Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer
- *Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- *Haley Atwell as Captain Carter
- Patrick Stewart as Charles Francis Xavier / Professor X
- Unknown actress as “Clea”
- Adam Hugill in an unknown role
- Julian Hilliard as Billy
- Jett Klyne as Tommy
(* indicates RUMORED additions to the cast)
- Dec 22, 2021 Official Teaser
- Feb 13, 2022 Official Trailer