ELIZABETH OLSEN Joins BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH In DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel. UPDATE: Release Date Delayed

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UPDATE: Due to the current global coronavirus pandemic, Disney has been shuffling the release dates for a number of their upcoming films. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been pushed back to November 5, 2021.

SOURCE: The Wrap

UPDATE: Director Sam Raimi is officially in talks to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. No stranger to the Marvel universe, Raimi is the man behind the original Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire.

Benedict Wong (Gemini Man) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Lion King) are expected to reprise their roles from the original film as sorcerer Wong and Karl Mordo. However, Rachel McAdams will not be returning as Strange’s colleague Christine Palmer.

SOURCE: Variety

UPDATE: Director Scott Derrickson has exited the sequel due to “creative differences.”

Production is still set to start in May with no delays so a replacement is now underway.

SOURCE: Variety

Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige introduced the second film in the Doctor Strange franchise, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and called the director, Scott Derrickson, and star Benedict Cumberbatch to the stage to a rousing welcome.

In a surprise twist, Feige brought out Elizabeth Olsen, who also stars in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and they talked about how WandaVision—the Disney+ series that Olsen will star in as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch—connects directly to the feature-film storyline.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 7, 2021.

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