As announced, the pre-sale of the long-awaited sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness from Sam Raimistarted on Wednesday, April 6 in Mexico (through Cinépolis and Cinemex sites, apps and complexes), and in the rest of the world where the film is scheduled to premiere next May 5 and 6, 2022.
Marvel Studios celebrates the presale by sharing multiple official posters with fans, along with a new official trailer, which you can find at the end of the note (via official Twitter account).
ON DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
The latest installment of the MCU, run by Raimi (trilogy Spider-Man 2002-07, Evil Dead), and is called by Marvel the first MCU production to be somewhat oriented towards horror films, and from the expert hand of Raimi, we are sure that it will not disappoint.
Raimi touches on that point in a new interview conducted by Fandango to mark the start of pre-sale:
“Doctor Strange in the comics has always dealt with some pretty creepy universes and dimensions, so we tried to bring some of that into this movie. It’s creepy at times and terrifying at others. There’s no telling what you’ll find in the multiverse. It is within that unknown that there is suspense and darkness. A tool to excite the fear of the audience”.
We already got a little taste of this vision, in the first teaser trailer released in late December 2021, and in the first full trailer released on Super Bowl LVI weekend, where we saw an evil version of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), which, to keep up with the Disney+ animated series What If? you will be familiar with it.
This dark version of Strange could have crossed over into the main MCU timeline to cause a lot of trouble. The “good version” of Strange will team up with Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) to deal with the monsters and villains that the multiverse has let loose across the world, just as we saw in the events portrayed in WandaVision, Loki and more recently, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Some of these monsters include a pair based on the comic book villains Shuma-Gorath and Gargantos.
- In case you missed it: To understand why Strange and Wanda will be working side by side in the sequel, you need to watch the series. WandaVision.
“In Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to face a mysterious new adversary.”
In addition to Cumberbatch and Olsen, the cast of the Marvel Studios project includes the return of Benedict Wong como Wong, Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor like Karl Mordo. Among the new additions we find Xochitl Gomez (The Babysitter’s Club, Gentefied), playing the young heroine América Chávez.
Raimi directs from the script written by Michael Waldron (Loki) Y Jade Halley Bartlett.
After postponing its theatrical release several times, Marvel has set the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for him May 6, 2022.
New trailer and official posters: