Director Sam Raimi teases how Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will change Benedict Cumberbatchs hero. Marvel Studios next film is just two weeks away from hitting theaters. Doctor Strange 2 is finally debuting after being delayed multiple times over the course of the coronavirus pandemic there was once a time it was set to premiere in May of last year.Raimi came in as a replacement for original director Scott Derrickson who left Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. Due to its ties to Spider Man No Way Home the first footage for the upcoming film was tacked onto the Jon Watts directed blockbuster as its post credits scene. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the title suggests will see the MCU sorcerer traveling through multiple realities as he deals with the ramifications of his decision to meddle in Peter Parkers Tom Holland personal woes. The project features an ensemble cast seeing the return of Scarlet Witch Elizabeth Olsen and Wong Benedict Wong not to mention the introduction of America Chavez Xochitl Gomez.
Despite its several key players the main story of Multiverse of Madness will be focused on Doctor Stranges personal journey in the MCU. According to Raimi as he Cumberbatch and Olsen meet the press in Berlin via Doctor Strange Updates the events of the sequel will teach the sorcerer to let go a little bit. That its not all about him and that he can trust others. Read the filmmakers full answer belowDisney and Marvel Studios have been running a measured marketing campaign for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. So despite the string of TV spots and other promotional materials coming out its still difficult to decipher what exactly happens in the film. For what its worth Patrick Stewarts involvement is pretty much confirmed. His return as Professor X is tied to the appearance of the MCUs Illuminati who will be reprimanding Doctor Strange for his actions in Spider Man No Way Home. While being detained by the governing body Doctor Strange will meet America Chavez who will teach him more about the multiverse. Given that the films writer Michael Waldron recently claimed that the events of Doctor Strange 2 have ties to Loki season 2.
As someone who has always excelled in his job it makes sense that Doctor Strange is used to doing things by himself. Looking back at his MCU arc thus far he has mostly executed his plans on his own. In the original Doctor Strange film he fought Dormammu alone and in Avengers Infinity War he kept his overall plan to defeat Thanos Josh Brolin to himself. Seeing him learn how to rely on other people in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Raimi reveals will be interesting to watch. Perhaps this could even be Marvel Studios way of grooming him to be the next Avengers leader.