‘Doctor Strange 2’ Director Confirms Team Is “Just Starting” to Look at Film

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Over a month ago, Marvel fans got to see Spider-Man No Way Home when it debuted on December 17, 2021 and the post credits scene revealed a teaser trailer for Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, which is due to hit theaters on May 6, 2022. From there, fans have been excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch return as Doctor Strange in the upcoming sequel to face the consequences of his actions after No Way Home. Even if Spider-Man’s sacrifice saved the world, it seems that it was short-lived with the ending of the trailer revealing that Doctor Strange will be facing his What If…? variant.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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It has also been rumored that Multiverse of Madness will have several cameos from previous Marvel movies before the Marvel Cinematic Universe existed with Tobey Maguire rumored to appear leaving fans excited to see who else might join the once Sorcerer Supreme.

Marvel Alum, Sam Raimi is the director working on the highly anticipated sequel,  which releases in theaters in a few months. Sam Raimi is well known by Marvel fans for directing the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man Trilogy. When asked in an interview with Variety about what stage the film was in, Raimi responded:

“I wish I knew the answer to that question,” Raimi said, responding to the question of whether the movie was complete. “I think we’re done, but we just cut everything. We’re just starting to test the picture and we’ll find out if there’s anything that’s got to be picked up.”

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That’s not the response anyone wants to hear with the amount of excitement there is for the film, but Raimi continued by saying:

“If something’s unclear or another improvement I can make in this short amount of time left, I’ll do it. One thing I know about the Marvel team is they won’t stop. They’ll keep pushing it until it’s as close to being great as it could.”

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It is true that Marvel has been known to work on their film even when they are in theaters as some scenes of Spider-Man No Way Home was released after the initial release in theaters leaving some fans to experience the same scene differently. Most of the time, the editing groups for the film work tirelessly to make sure every aspect of the film is what the fans expect and deserve.

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Doctor Strange had his fair share of time helping Tom Holland’s Spider-Man with a spell that backfired causing Tom Holland to team up with other Spider-Men like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to take on villains such as the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, The Lizard, and Sandman.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man
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Joining Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), the official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Zendaya (MJ) are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) in the film.

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Wanda Maximoff in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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What we know so far is that Doctor Strange has asked the Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen to join him as he begins to unravel what is truly happening with the multiverse as it seems the Once Sorcerer Supreme doesn’t know what to expect or who to trust. America Chavez will be joining the MCU who is played by Xochitl Gomez as well as the new Sorcerer Supreme Wong played by Benedict Wong. A returning character from the first movie is Mordo played by Chiwetel Ejiofor with rumors of many more cameos appearing.

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange (right) team up in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer
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Again, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness releases in theaters on May 6, 2022.

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