Variety recently reported that Sam Raimi is in talks with Marvel Studios to direct the next Doctor Strange film, replacing Scott Derrickson. 

It looks like we have a better idea of who is coming back for the sequel.

They also add that Benedict Wong’s Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo (now confirmed after a synopsis hinted to his return) are returning while Rachel McAdams won’t be returning as Christine Palmer. 

Benedict Cumberbatch is returning as the Sorcerer Supreme after his 2016 debut, and subsequent appearances in “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.” Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also expected to reprise their roles from the original film as, respectively, fellow sorcerer Wong and Strange’s compatriot-turned-nemesis Karl Mordo. And Elizabeth Olsen has been tapped to reprise her role as Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda Maximoff, for a storyline that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has said will link up with her Disney Plus series “WandaVision,” which will debut in December.

Rachel McAdams, however, will not reprise her role as Strange’s colleague Christine Palmer.

Production on the Doctor Strange sequel is said to begin this May at Pinewood Studios UK in England. 

Kevin Feige has confirmed that Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki will have direct links to Into The Multiverse of Madness.

Disney has given Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness a release date of May 7th, 2021. 

SOURCE: VARIETY 

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