Get ready for some crazy, horror shenanigans in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This according to Elizabeth Olsen, who will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch. While specific details about the highly anticipated sequel are still unclear, it looks like the movie will take the MCU into previously uncharted territory.
Elizabeth Olsen, fresh off of WandaVision, was recently the subject of an in-depth cover story. During the conversation, the topic comes up Doctor Strange 2 came up. Given the mysterious nature of the sequel at this stage, she couldn’t say too much about it. However, she was willing to give us a general idea of what to expect from it. Here’s what she had to say.
“It’s an amazing movie, they are definitely going for that horror show.”
This is consistent with what we’ve heard about the movie in the past. First, when it was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Scott Derrickson explained that they planned to “make the first scary MCU movie.” Derrickson, who has directed horror films as Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, sent the first Doctor Strange. He was pinned to do the follow-up as well, but left due to creative disagreements. He will remain on board as a producer.
Sam Raimi was then brought in to take over. Raimi doesn’t just have bona fide superheroes with the original live action Spider Man trilogy, but he also has a huge horror pedigree, he’s directed The evil death movies, as well Drag me to hell. As for the “bonkers” element, Michael Waldron was eventually brought in to write the screenplay. Because Waldron is best known for his work on Rick and Morty, that makes sense too.
Aside from that, specific plot details remain elusive. The title confirms that the MCU will delve into multiverse territory. Spider-Man: No Way Home will also open the Marvel multiverse. Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as the Sorcerer Supreme. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Cumberbatch also plays with Tom Holland No way home. Other returning cast members for the long-running Doctor Strange solo sequel include Benedict Wong (Wong), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Mordo), and Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer). It remains unclear who will be the main villain, although it was previously believed to be Nightmare.
Doctor Strange was released in 2016 and was quite a hit as many weren’t too familiar with the character prior to the movie. Stephen Strange has since appeared in several MCU episodes, including Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Still, more than five years will have passed between the character’s solo episodes by the time the film hits theaters next year. We will keep you informed as soon as more information is made available. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently scheduled for March 25, 2022. This news comes to us through Glamor.
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