Adventure, fantasy, horror, these words individually sound so amazing, don’t they? Yes of course, and then think about a brilliant combination of all the three in a fictional world; affirmatively it is going to be astonishing! Sounds super exciting right! So why wait? Marvel Studios is back with another amazing superhero film- Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness. Yes you read it right, the film is going to premiere on the 25th of March, 2022.
Predominantly co-produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the most awaited film after the remarkable success of Doctor Strange and all the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Goose-stepping the the actions from Avengers: Endgame (2019), Wanda Vision(2021) and Loki(2021), the protagonist of this particular film, Dr. Stephen Strange will be portraying to continue the systematic investigation on the ‘Time Stone’ to establish facts.
However, this might be impeded by a ‘friend-turned-enemy’, resulting in the unleashing of Strange’s evil defying expression. Now that’s something really stupefying, isn’t it?
Each one of us has a superhero to admire, is it not so? It is almost like a childhood dream to follow these superheroes spiritually and out of curiosity we tend to even act like one as a child. And when one after the other, Marvel Studios keeps forth it’s spellbound screenplays, it feels like reliving those childhood fascinations all over again.
But have you ever thought about what makes these films even more fantastic? The scripting and the beautiful presentation of the dialogues. Yes, the writers have so much to do when it comes to writing a script. Wait, you don’t have to worry because Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron have never disappointed their viewers. Their scripting has always been one of the best with mesmerizing dialogues and when it is collaborated with the director Samuel M. Raimi, it simply does wonder, just like it’s going to be for Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness.
The MCU media franchise features the characters from the Marvel Comics, and this specific movie is the 28th addition to already celebrated Marvel Studios. When it comes to the direction, the OG Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is always appreciated for his style of creating the cult of horror as well as adventure which is very much evident in every superhero movie he directed earlier. Likewise, this sequel to Doctor Strange is expected to astound the audience with some incredible direction.
Do you also wonder that after the striking success of Doctor Strange, why do the makers continue the sequel with another director? Relax, we have got that covered too. It is being said that due to some “creative differences”, Scott Derrickson(director of Doctor Strange) stepped back as the director in January 2020.
But this fact doesn’t change our excitement for the sequel! We are all eagerly waiting to grab on to a seat to watch the film, and in fact the replacement has even got Marvel fans more elevated.
Filming had already begun in November 2020 in London but had to suffer a backlash due to the COVID-19 pandemic and thus was put on hold in January 2021. Keeping all the guidelines in mind, the production process was successfully resumed in March 2021 and hence concluded in the month of April.
Oops! The pandemic has increased our waiting period. But nevermind, now we only have a few months left for the great release of Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
Hold your breath! Because here comes the main spice! Absolutely correct! The starcast. The celebrated character of Dr. Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who eventually becomes a ‘Master of the Mystic Arts’, will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch, as expected. But this time Waldron has devised a twist for the character- he wishes to explore the effects that Dr. Stephen Strange underwent in his previous appearance, would have on him. Elizabeth Olsen will be portrayed as Scarlet Witch, the villain, who can harness chaos magic and at the same time alter reality.
While on one hand Benedict Wong plays the character of Wong, Strange’s mentor friend, on the other hand Rachel McAdams plays the character of Christine Palmer, an emergency surgeon who was a colleague to Strange. Other major characters of Karl Mordo (a mentor turned enemy of Strange) and America Chavez will be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez respectively.
The representation of the characters is what intrigues the storyline and Marvel Studios is already esteemed for this feature. Now that makes Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness a much awaited, forthcoming movie.
Wow! All of these sounds supremely thrilling. Talking about ‘sound’, do you remember setting your favourite Marvel music as your ringtone or caller tune? Exactly! How can we forget the essence of music in these superhero films? The presence of distinctive music not only enhances the scenes but also leaves an impact on the viewer’s mind. So the next time you hear the music playing, very soon you will be able to recognize the film and that would definitely bring a smile to your face.
To effectively do that, Danny Elfman was hired as the music composer of this upcoming masterpiece. Elfman confirmed that he would refer to Giacchino’s Doctor Strange theme and thus compose a spellbound treat to the ears out of it. He previously worked with Raimi on Darkman (1990), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), which resulted in great outcomes.
Therefore, their reunion in Doctor Strange in the Multitude of Madness is going to be surprisingly awestruck. Elfman had already begun working on his compositions with his dedicated team earlier this year during the filming process.
The sequel to Doctor Strange was originally set for release on the 7th of May, 2021, before being backlashed due to Black Widow’s delay and of course the pandemic. It was further shifted to a new release date of March 25, 2022 after Spider-Man: No Way Home was rescheduled to a release date in November 2021.
This is a bit disheartening for the viewers because you will have to wait a bit longer. But there’s good news for all the crazy fans of Cumberbatch! Yes, you read that right! Before he arrives as Doctor Strange in the sequel, he is confirmed for a role in the awaited Spider-Man 3 , especially to help the protagonist with his entire ‘identity-revealed’ trouble. Ahah! A chance for you to grab on your popcorn bowls and book a seat, before you see Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness!
Before moving further, wait a minute! Have you watched the teaser yet? If not, here’s the chance, do it now! Link: https://youtu.be/vKrFf7fyIfY
It seems to be a blockbuster right? It surely is going to be! Keeping the genre of Doctor Strange constant, Doctor Strange 2 is to feature a “horror show vibe” as said by Elizabeth Olsen in an interview. So the horror aspect is still alive, but this time with a thrilling experience.
There’s quite a ballyhoo bordering Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is not only a sequel to the mind-blowing Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title hero, but also the character has attained great heights after its release, which of course was an invitation for ‘success’ for MCU. Doctor Strange has appeared in both ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers- Endgame’ in addition to a small cameo role in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. Fans are therefore familiar with the tradition and this is expected to raise the stakes even higher.
As the title suggests, Multiverse of Madness is anticipated to showcase a multi-angle viewpoint of a variety of alternative universes, giving us interesting sneak-peeks into the other versions of the Marvel world that might exist. The scale in which the excitement for the sequel is brewing up and the cast growing with the Marvel characteristics, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is definitely referring to the holding back of the adventures, fantasy world and the horror vibes that the fans love.
Here you go! All the little Doctor Strange fans, look for a stunning outfit in your wardrobes, collect all of your superb friends and family and make a plan for the ‘first day first show’ of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness because the film is all set to release in theatres in March 2022(as mentioned earlier here). Just like this raises the graph of your excitement level to a higher extent, the Multiverse of Madness team is also super interested to welcome you aboard in the fictional world of fantasy and adventure but this time with a committed atmosphere of horror! Can’t wait! Of course you won’t be able to, as the teaser is all over our minds and after the remarkable success of Doctor Strange, this is probably the desired sequel from a long time.