Marvel has not been immune from delays caused by COVID-19. On the contrary, they’ve been affected more than many other studios, as a single change causes a ripple effect up and down the entire line. And that continues with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will see the Sorcerer Supreme’s sequel head into 2022.
Doctor Strange 2 will leave its original November 5th 2021 spot and move to March 25th 2022. The film will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, the most powerful mystic in the entire MCU, and a major player in the defeat of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Sam Raimi recently took over as director, and we know that Elizabeth Olsen will be part of the cast as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch.
Speaking of Scarlet Witch, this move likely means we’ll see some sort of shift in the release of Disney+ series WandaVision, which ties into the movie pretty closely. Don’t be surprised if it slides into 2021, rather than fall 2020 where it is now.
Another move finds Thor: Love and Thunder releasing a week earlier, on February 11th 2022. If you’re thinking that’s awfully close to Doctor Strange, well, you’re right. Just six weeks separate the two sequels.