Marvel’s CCO Kevin Feige recently spoke with business outlet Bloomberg to promote the upcoming launch of their streaming service Disney+ and has revealed that their Disney+ series Loki from Marvel Studios will connect to Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, just like WandaVision (led by Scarlet Witch and Vision) will be.
If you want to understand everything in future Marvel movies, he says, you’ll probably need a Disney+ subscription, because events from the new shows will factor into forthcoming films such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Scarlet Witch will be a key character in that movie, and Feige points out that the Loki series will tie in, too. “I’m not sure we’ve actually acknowledged that before,” he says. “But it does.”
Loki grabbing the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame will be the starting point of the series.
That is certainly interesting but Kevin Feige didn’t expand upon that confirmation or reveal if Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will actually appear in the Doctor Strange sequel or events of the series will help to get fans ready for the film.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness directed by Scott Derrickson will shoot at Pinewood Studios UK next year and we’ve also learned it will shoot scenes in the United States too (New York City likely the city).
WandaVision begins filming soon with it and Loki both aiming to begin airing on Disney+ starting sometime in the spring of 2021.
There has yet to be any real casting news for the Loki series outside of the return of Hiddleston, I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if there is some casting crossovers between the Loki series and the other shows.
Kate Herron will be directing Loki with Michael Waldron (Rick & Morty) handling writing/showrunning duties.
With WandaVision we know that joining Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will be Randall Park returning as Jimmy Woo, Teyonah Parris playing an adult version of Monica Rambeau (Captain Marvel or Spectrum?), Kat Dennings returning as Darcy, and Kathryn Hahn has the role of a “nosey neighbor”.
WandaVision will be directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaffer (Black Widow, Captain Marvel) tackling writing/showrunning duties.
The Doctor Strange sequel has the release date of May 7th, 2021.