Kevin Feige teases classic Marvel characters in Doctor Strange 2
While attending the New York Film Academy as a guest speaker, President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Kevin Feige teased that fans can expect to see classic Marvel characters making their MCU debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“Sometimes you’re choosing [a] title hero, choosing which main character or main team you want to bring to the screen and oftentimes, it’s as you’re making and developing the movie [asking,] ‘Who will come into it?’ and ‘Who will fit into it? The next Doctor Strange film, for instance, features some new MCU characters which will be making their debut in that movie. You won’t expect or won’t guess who it is but we found a cool way to make it work because we want to make a particular type of movie there. And there was a character who we always wanted to do something with who will fit really well there,” said Feige.
Feige remained as vague as he could about who will show up in the film. A few possible characters that come to mind include Brother Voodoo, Clea, Blade, Dracula (from Tomb of Dracula), Werewolf by Night, Man-Thing, Ghost Rider, or Nightmare.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is being described as the first horror film in the MCU with Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch returning as the titular sorcerer supreme and Elizabeth Olsen also appearing as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. The film will again be directed by Scott Derrickson with The Turning scribe Jade Bartlett set to pen the screenplay.
Feige also revealed that Tom Hiddleston’s forthcoming Disney+ series Loki will connect with the Doctor Strange sequel, though he did not confirm if Hiddleston will be appearing in the movie. Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch recently appeared in this year’s highest-grossing film of all time, Avengers: Endgame, where they were both last seen attending Tony Stark’s funeral. Loki also appeared in Endgame and was last seen after the events of the Avengers’ first battle in New York, where he escapes with the Tesseract cube.
The sequel is scheduled to debut on May 7, 2021.