The Doctor Strange sequel recently lost director Scott Derrickson and there are reports that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is currently in talks with Marvel to replace him.
There is now an update concerning the project’s script.
TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that Marvel Studios has hired Loki’s Michael Waldron to do rewrites on Jade Bartlett’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness script. Before becoming the head writer on Marvel’s Loki series, he worked on Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty.
Michael Waldron, the head writer of Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series Loki, has been tapped to work on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange co-writer C. Robert Cargill recently took to Twitter to clarify that neither Scott Derrickson or himself were able to take a crack at writing a draft for the sequel.
Production on Doctor Strange 2 is set to begin in May at Pinewood Studios UK.
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Wong (Wong), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Baron Karl Mordor) are reportedly set for the cast.
Rachel McAdams won’t be reprising the role of Christine Palmer aka Night Nurse from the original film. We have to assume that Marvel Studios will instead be focusing on superpowered female leads including Olsen’s Scarlet Witch.
Scott Derrickson had once suggested on Twitter that both Jericho Drumm aka Brother Voodoo and Clea would be featured in the sequel.
Interesting enough, Kevin Feige has previously stated that the Loki series would directly lead into Doctor Strange 2 and having Michael Waldron working the film’s script would seemingly reinforce that.
The Loki footage in the Super Bowl ad from last weekend teased the introduction of the Time Variance Authority.
Loki will be shooting under the working title of The Architect (a hint to the Elder of The Universe?) in Atlanta, Georgia with director Kate Herron overseeing the production.
Disney has given Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness a release date of May 7th, 2021.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER