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Doctor Strange is coming back, and we are more than excited to Benedict Cumberbatch play the role of Dr. Stephen Strange again, as he fits perfectly in it. The sequel to the very successful predecessor has started production in the UK and it will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange as well as the return of the first movie’s Benedict Wong as Wong. In fact, Wong recently took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes photo from the movie’s set. He’s even rocking some very special Spider-Man pants, but we’re willing to bet those are just a part of his street clothes and for the movie (although, would be pretty cool!).
“Behind The Scenes @marvelstudios Dr. Strange and the Madness of the Multi-schedule! #spiderwong,” Wong wrote. You can view the photo, which features Wong wearing a mask, below:
During an interview with Collider, Wong confirmed that his character is coming back for Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and teased some new details about the upcoming film.
“I did tweet [former director] Scott [Derrickson] just to kind of confirm, ‘Am I in this?’ And he said yes, I am. So, that’s good to know. We’ll see what happens,” he said. When asked what he knew about the film before the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con, Wong said, “I didn’t know the title, but I had a few little inklings.”
In addition to Wong and Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness will also see the return of Elizabeth Olson. The star recently spoke to Vanity Fair’s Still Watching Podcast about going from WandaVision to the Doctor Strange sequel. It is believed that WandaVision will lead straight into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It is still ambiguous as to how Marvel will make that happen, but if it does, it is going to be one of the many epic moments in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I’m excited about the next thing… I just signed on because I liked the character, because of the comics, and I thought the Age of Ultron story was really powerful and fun, angsty and rebellious, and really an honorable story to tell,” she shared. “Now, it’s this completely new thing that it never was at the beginning. The transition from WandaVision to Doctor Strange 2, I just feel like it’s all so earned.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of madness is scheduled to hit theaters on March 25, 2022. As for Marvel’s 2021 schedule, the line-up includes WandaVision, which is currently releasing new episodes on Disney+, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on March 19th, Black Widow in theatres on May 7th, Loki debuting on Disney+ in May, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in theatres on July 9th, What If… on Disney+ this summer, Eternals in theatres on November 5th, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel are coming to Disney+ later in the year, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 in theatres on December 17th.