According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ will have script rewrites from Michael Waldron. The previous screenwriter for the film was newcomer Jade Bartlett.
Waldron is the pilot writer and showrunner for another Marvel Studios project: ‘Loki,’ premiering spring 2021. He recently wrote an episode in the fourth season of Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty.’ Additionally, he created and wrote the pilot of the Starz series ‘Heels,’ which begins filming this March.
Moreover, ‘Evil Dead’ and ‘Spider-Man’ director Sam Raimi is in talks to helm this sequel. This news comes after Scott Derrickson, the director of the first film, left the project due to creative differences.
Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong will reprise their roles of Doctor Strange and Wong (respectively) in the film, with the addition of MCU alum Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo is also expected to make an appearance. However, Rachel McAdams, who portrayed Christine Palmer, will not be returning.
The film will have two lead-ins from the Disney+ shows ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Loki.’ (It makes sense why Waldron is onboard the project, doesn’t it?)
Meanwhile, there are no known story details for the sequel. But, this outing will be the ‘first scary MCU film,’ featuring horror components and sequences.
Further, filming will begin May 4th in the United Kingdom.
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is still on track to release on May 7, 2021.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter