With theatrical release set for May 6, 2022, the long-awaited sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness from Sam Raimikeeps giving us news.
The most recent in relation to the film is its official classification. According to the Motion Picture Association (MPA) in the Multiverse of Madness has been given an official classification: Rated PG-13 for:
“Intense sequences of violence and action, terrifying imagery and some language.”
- The MPA is the organization in charge of applying the age classification of all movies in the United States.
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, so the reasons cited by the MPA for its classification are not surprising.
The cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch as Doc Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda/Scarlett Witch, Benedict Wong like Wong, Xochitl Gomez playing the young heroine America Chavez, Michael Stuhlbarg like Dr. Nicodemus West, and Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer.
Raimi directs from the script written by Michael Waldron (Loki) y Jade Halley Bartlett.
“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.”
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, who, 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 to face the monsters and villains that the multiverse has let loose around the world, as we saw in the events portrayed in WandaVision, Loki and more recently, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
- 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.