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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is an upcoming Marvel Comics film and sequel to Doctor Strange, showing the further adventures of Dr. Stephen Strange, the Master of the Mystic Arts, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. It will be released on May 6, 2022. It is the twenty-eighth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fifth film of Phase Four.



  • Director Scott Derrickson teased Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be the "first scary MCU film" at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.[1]
  • The film ties indirectly to the events of the Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki along with the film Spider-Man: No Way Home.[1][6] This marks the first time an MCU film is directly tied to an MCU TV series.
  • Scott Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote the first Doctor Strange film, was originally signed on to return directing this film, but later left due to creative differences.[7] Sam Raimi will direct the film, while Derrickson will remain as executive producer.[8]
  • The film was originally supposed to open on May 7, 2021, but was pushed back to November 5 and then to March 25, 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9][10] It was later pushed again to May 6, 2022, taking the release date of Thor: Love and Thunder.[11]





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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Marvel (20 July 2019). SDCC 2019: All of the Marvel Studios News Coming Out of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Retrieved on 21 July 2019.
  2. Davids, Brian (October 18, 2019). Benedict Wong on 'Gemini Man' and His 'Doctor Strange' Future. THR. Retrieved on October 18, 2019.
  3. Kroll, Justin (December 10, 2020). Rachel McAdams Returning For ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’. Deadline. Retrieved on December 10, 2020.
  4. Vary, Adam B. (February 5, 2020). Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct ‘Doctor Strange 2’ (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on March 26, 2020.
  5. Kroll, Justin (October 16, 2020). ‘Doctor Strange 2’: ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ Star Xochitl Gomez Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In Next Installment. Deadline. Retrieved on October 16, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Disney+ (December 10, 2020). Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, debuts March 25, 2022. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, & Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film ties to WandaVision & the next Spider-Man film.. Twitter. Retrieved on December 10, 2020.
  7. Lang, Brent; Donnelly, Matt (January 9, 2020). ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Director Scott Derrickson Drops Out (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on January 10, 2020.
  8. Couch, Aaron (March 4, 2020). Scott Derrickson, Chris Evans Teaming for Skydance Thriller 'Bermuda'. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on April 3, 2020.
  9. Rubin, Rebecca (April 3, 2020). ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and More Disney Films Get New Release Dates. Variety. Retrieved on April 3, 2020.
  10. D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 24, 2020). 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Sequel Pushes 'Doctor Strange 2' To 2022 As Disney & Sony Team On Release Date Changes. Retrieved on April 24, 2020.
  11. Rubin, Rebecca (October 18, 2021). Disney Delays ‘Doctor Strange 2,’ ‘Thor 4,’ ‘Black Panther’ Sequel and ‘Indiana Jones 5’. Variety. Retrieved on October 18, 2021.
  12. Hermanns, Grant (April 14, 2020). Exclusive: Sam Raimi on Spider-Man 2 Doctor Strange Reference. Retrieved on January 07, 2021.
  13. Francisco, Eric (February 18, 2021). Danny Elfman Confirms He's Scoring the Music of Doctor Strange 2. Inverse. Retrieved on February 18, 2021.
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