Director Sam Raimi seemingly has confirmed to Coming Soon that he’ll indeed be working on Doctor Strange sequel Doctor Strange Into The Multiverse of Madness along with his nod to the Sorcerer Supreme in Spider-Man 2.
RAIMI: “I loved Doctor Strange as a kid, but he was always after Spider-Man and Batman for me, he was probably at number five for me of great comic book characters.”
“He was so original, but when we had that moment in Spider-Man 2 I had no idea that we would ever be making a Doctor Strange movie, so it was really funny to me that coincidentally that line was in the movie. I gotta say I wish we had the foresight to know that I was going to be involved in the project.”
Filming was reportedly expected to begin in May/June but that remains to be seen as the film was recently given a release date of November 5th, 2021. That new date would suggest that filming will be bumped to the fall from the summer, given that they’re unlikely to be able to build sets at Longcross Studios anytime soon.
Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Cumberbatch are officially in the film with Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor reportedly reprising their roles as well from the first film.
Writers Jade Halley Bartlett and Michael Waldron (Rick & Morty, Loki) are working on the sequel’s script.
Scott Derrickson had been previously attached to direct before exiting over creative differences.
There is an expectation that Disney+ shows WandaVision and Loki will directly connect to the film.