It’s been more than five and half years since the first Doctor Strange live-action movie was released, and finally, its sequel “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is arriving soon. The upcoming MCU feature will further explore happenings in Phase four of the superhero movie universe (or the Multiverse).
Marvel dropped the teaser for the movie in December 2021 during the theatrical run of Spider-Man: Now Way Home. The first look garnered an astonishing amount of praise from audiences as several fan theories emerged in subsequent months, alongside the official trailer, which Marvel unveiled in February 2022.
Here are the complete details about the release date of Marvel Studios Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Release Date
Initially, Marvel had plans to release Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in May 2021. However, the release date was pushed back multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rescheduling of Spider-Man: Now Way Home, and other production-related reasons.
Finally, the movie got a slot for release in May 2022. Thus, the upcoming Marvel feature arrives in the first week, with release dates ranging from May 4 to May 6 around the globe. The US audiences will be able to watch the movie on May 6, 2022, in theaters across the Stateside.
How to watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Marvel Studios have stressed on providing their movies a long theatrical run before dropping them on the OTT platforms, with Black Widow being an exception. Thus, viewers will be able to enjoy Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness exclusively in theaters. However, after the end of the theatrical run, the movie will most likely arrive on Disney+.
Cast And Runtime
Sam Raimi, known for revolutionizing the superhero genre with the original Spider-Man trilogy, is donning the director’s hat for the Doctor Strange sequel by replacing Scott Derrickson. Thus, judging by the trailer, Raimi has done a fitting job with his trademark high-dynamic visual appeal by blending his comic-book and horror style.
Apart from employing astonishing visuals in his projects, Raimi is known to keep his movies to a relatively shorter length than high-scale ensemble projects, which usually clock their runtime near three hours. Therefore, the sequel will have a runtime of two hours and six minutes, i.e., 126 minutes.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, makers have promised many cameos despite a relatively shorter runtime. Keeping the wild fan theories aside, the actors that are confirmed to appear in the movie are as follows:
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange
- Elizbeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, a former Avenger
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Strange’s former ally and current adversary
- Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Strange’s love interest
- Benedict Wong as Strange’s ally/friend/mentor, Wong, the current Sorcerer Supreme, as revealed in Spider-Man: Now Way Home
- Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, Strange’s rival surgeon from Doctor Strange (2016)
- Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez
Apart from the mentioned cast member, the movie will also feature Patrick Stewart, known for portraying Professor X in X-Men films. Doctor Strange’s sequel will also see the arrival of various variants of the titular character from the other universes, with the most notable ones being Sinister Strange, Defender Strange, and a Zombified version.
Many other characters will show up in the film, but this piece intentionally leaves out their details to avoid spoiling the plot details. Viewers can witness the chaos of the new MCU flick, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, on May 6 in theaters only.
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