Doctor Strange in the Multiverse: A Disney+ Series Leads Into Sequel


The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for its collection of interconnected films. However, itss related television shows have thus far only been loosely connected. While the various series generally acknowledge the events of the greater MCU, the films have never really acknowledged the events or characters of the shows. That's about to change with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and WandaVision.

At Comic-Con International in San Diego 2019, the Marvel Studios presentation officially revealed a multitude of new films and sequels as well as shows set to air on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+. It was also revealed WandaVision, which is centered on Scarlet Witch and Vision, will tie into the events of Doctor Strange 2, with Wanda Maximoff appearing in the film. Outside of that appearance, it's unclear how the two will connect at this time.

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During the "Infinity Saga," Scarlet Witch, Vision and the Sorcerer Supreme never quite got the focus some fans may feel they deserved, nor did the two ever really get to interact. Disney+ and the current film slate will make up for it and in seemingly intriguing situations, though details are scarce.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch described the Doctor Strange sequel as a mix between humor and horror while Elizabeth Olsen stated, "we're finally going to understand Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch," while Paul Bettany remains uncertain about his character following Vision's fate in Avengers: Infinity War. It's unclear at this time how he'll return for WandaVision.

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WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Scarlet Witch and Vision, respectively, with Jac Schaeffer serving as showrunner. The series will be available for streaming on Disney+ in spring 2021.

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The film hits theaters on May 7, 2021.

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