Scarlet Witch To Play Big Role In Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness. Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, will be teaming up with Doctor Strange in the long awaited sequel coming in Phase 4 of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
Returning director, Scott Derrickson, also teased that Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness will be the “first scary MCU film.”
As for what will take place during Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, it appears that despite the outcome of the multiverse theory in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the multiverse is still a possibility in the MCU and one of the focuses of the sequel to Doctor Strange.
“Just because Quentin Beck makes up lies about the multiverse doesn’t mean it isn’t real,” says director, Scott Derrickson.
More information was shared during Marvel Studios Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con. Even Benedict Cumberbatch gave the ever vague and mysterious answer to the question “What is in store for Doctor Stephen Strange?”
“He’ll be facing unexpected things. I think he’ll be in a position rather like the audience of not knowing what’s coming at him,” Cumberbatch said at the panel. “There was a lot of authority, I thought, in the Avengers iterations, so we’re going back to kind of destroy him, I think.”
At the end of Doctor Strange we saw Baron Mordo attempting to rid the world of those who wield their power from other dimensions. After no mention of the character during the panel at SDCC and until a formal cast list is compiled for the film, it is currently unknown if Mordo will make a reappearance in the sequel.
Elizabeth Olsen is also set to take on her own series with Paul Bettany’s, Vision, in WandaVision, coming to Disney Plus (Disney+) in Spring of 2021.
Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness is set to premiere in theaters May 7, 2021.
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