Everything to Know About ''Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' '

Learn more details about the Doctor Strange sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, including the cast, release date, and more

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going to be a wild ride.

Following the release of Doctor Strange in 2016, the anticipated sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch is finally coming together.

While there has been a lot of secrecy surrounding the upcoming film — including the official plot, cast, and more — fans finally got the first look at what's to come in Spider-Man: No Way From Home.

The film's post-credits scene doubles as a short teaser trailer for Doctor Strange 2, which was officially released online on Dec. 22.

During the 2022 Super Bowl, the official trailer was unveiled and even more potential cameos were teased.

Following the events of both Loki season 1 and Spider-Man: No Way Home — where one of Doctor Strange's spells goes awry and accidentally breaks open the multiverse — we see Strange join forces with Wanda (following the events of WandaVision) as they attempt to learn more about the multiverse.

Let's just say, things are about to get … strange.

As we anxiously wait to see how everything will unfold, read ahead for everything we know about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Warning: slight spoilers ahead.

Who's in the cast for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

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Benedict Cumberbatch is set to reprise his role as Stephen Strange alongside Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer, and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda. The first trailer also teases the return of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Strange's mentor-turned-enemy Karl Mordo as well as the introduction of Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez. A TV spot shared on April 6 also revealed that Julian Hilliard and Jett Klyne, who played Wanda's twins Billy and Tommy on WandaVision, would be back for the movie.

Given how closely the storyline intersects with Loki season 1, there have been rumors that Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Owen Wilson (Mobius M. Mobius), and Sophia di Martino (Sylvie) could make appearances in the film, although Marvel hasn't confirmed anything yet.


As Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness underwent "significant" reshoots in November 2021, The Hollywood Reporter teased that film is having "more fun with the multiverse" by adding in a few more cameos like those featured in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

In the official trailer released during the Super Bowl, fans are convinced that Patrick Stewart's Professor X makes a cameo in one scene with Doctor Strange. There have also been rumors about other X-Men characters making cameos, but nothing has been confirmed.

During the premiere on May 2, Marvel alums Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Lia McHugh (Sprite), and Lashana Lynch (Maria Rambeau) walked the red carpet, leading fans to wonder if they'll also make cameos in the film.

Who is directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

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If you're a fan of Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man films, the upcoming Doctor Strange film will be a real treat. Sam Raimi, who famously helmed the Spider-Man trilogy, will direct the upcoming film. It's certainly a fitting team-up as the recent MCU films have been connecting various Marvel adaptations throughout the years.

What is the plot of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will follow Dr. Stephen Strange's continuing research on the Time Stone. However, the recent trailers offer some more clues about what's to come.

Most notably, the trailers show various variants of Doctor Strange, including Strange Supreme, who previously appeared in Disney+'s What If...? series. Could the big bad in Doctor Strange 2 actually be Doctor Strange himself? Anything is possible!

Is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness a horror movie?

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Elizabeth Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022). Courtesy Marvel Studios

First reviews of the film shared on May 3 tease the upcoming film is much darker than past MCU projects.

In his Variety review, Owen Gleiberman called the Marvel movie a "ride, a head trip, a CGI horror jam, a what-is-reality Marvel brainteaser and, at moments, a bit of an ordeal. It's a somewhat engaging mess, but a mess all the same."

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore wrote that director Sam Raimi gets to show "flashes of his distinctive style" by inserting horror elements into the superhero movie.

Where can you watch the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

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The first look at Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuted during the post-credits for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released in theaters on Dec. 17.

On Dec. 22, Marvel shared the teaser trailer online alongside a quote from Doctor Strange that read, "The Multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little."

On Feb. 13, Marvel shared the official trailer online after it aired during the 2022 Super Bowl.

When will Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness be released?

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The film was originally supposed to be released on May 7, 2021, but kept getting pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film will now be released in theaters on May 6, 2022.

Though a Disney+ release date hasn't been announced yet, given past releases, it will likely be available to stream on June 20.

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