Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently filming in the UK, and we could not get more excited than this. It is believed that the ongoing Disney+ series, WandaVision, will lead directly into Doctor Strange 2.
Something under the table from the team at The Direct suggests Adam Hugill is joining the highly anticipated sequel. Not just that, but it’s said the 1917 star will be playing Rintrah, an interdimensional minotaur that has a skill set similar to that of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). The character first appeared Doctor Strange #80, as he and his master Enitharmon — a dinosaur-like sorcerer — were tabbed with fixing a rip in the Cloak of Levitation. There has even been an instance where Strange was able to use his astral form in a bid to temporarily possess Rintrah during a scuffle.
Rintrah has also shown the ability to travel between dimensions, in a power similar to that of America Chavez — a character making her MCU debut in the film, thanks to upcoming actor Xochitl Gomez. Gomez will be joining Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen in the feature. Should the Rintrah reports prove accurate, it continues to show how much bigger Marvel’s movies are moving into Phase Four and beyond. Previously, there were rumors suggesting Brother Voodoo and Clea were also set to join the cinematic world in the follow-up, making for an ensemble affair.
“The title of the next Doctor Strange movie is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so that is our biggest clue that that movie will embrace the Multiverse and the madness therein, very directly,” Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige previously told Rotten Tomatoes TV. “There are, as we always like to do, connections before and after that, which will remain to be seen and discovered. But it seemed appropriate that it would be Doctor Strange that takes that on in the most direct way.”
Benedict Cumberbatch will make an appearance in Spider-Man 3, which is also shaping up to be pretty weird. Tom Holland says that he still finds the story baffling, though it seems that the multiverse is going to connect everything from here on out. That has yet to be officially confirmed, but it appears that WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Spider-Man 3 are all seriously interconnected.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set for release on March 25, 2022.