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Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness To Be 'First Scary MCU Film'

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness To Be 'First Scary MCU Film'

If you're a Marvel fan, then you'll be well aware that every film and TV series that will be released as part of Phase 4 was announced yesterday at Comic-Con in San Diego, USA.

Among the raft of announcements was confirmation of Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with Benedict Cumberbatch set to return in the starring role.

Elizabeth Olsen, aka Scarlet Witch, will also feature in the film - which is due to be released in May 2021 - and director, Scott Derrickson, said it's going to be a scary one.

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Addressing the crowd in Hall H at Comic-Con, Derrickson - who has previously directed horrors such as Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose - said: "We are going to make the first scary MCU film."

Keen to assure people it ain't gonna be a strange version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige, quickly added: "It's gonna be PG-13 and you're going to like it."

Cumberbatch also added that the film would still be funny, even with its spookier edge, saying: "I think it's vital to maintain the humour of the first film, but with this twist of horror."

Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Doctor Strange. Credit: PA
Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Doctor Strange. Credit: PA
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It was also revealed that the sequel will tie in with Disney+ series Wandavision, which of course will centre around Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, aka Elizabeth Olsen.

How exactly they tie together isn't clear, but Marvel boss Feige indicated that the events of the series would lead Wanda/Scarlet/Elizabeth to Doctor Strange.

How very intriguing.

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Beyond this, there isn't a great deal we know about the sequel, but until we find out more, there are plenty of other Phase 4 productions we can spend our time speculating about.

Black Widow - starring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh - is the first film of the phase that we will actually be able to watch, with a release date of 1 May 2020.

That will be followed by The Eternals with Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden, which will come out in November 2020.

Marvel-lous.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Marvel

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.