‘Doctor Strange’ And ‘Thor’ Sequels Just Weeks Apart As Marvel Shuffles More Release Dates

Marvel has not been immune from delays caused by COVID-19. On the contrary, they’ve been affected more than many other studios, as a single change causes a ripple effect up and down the entire line. And that continues with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will see the Sorcerer Supreme’s sequel head into 2022.

Doctor Strange 2 will leave its original November 5th 2021 spot and move to March 25th 2022. The film will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, the most powerful mystic in the entire MCU, and a major player in the defeat of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Sam Raimi recently took over as director, and we know that Elizabeth Olsen will be part of the cast as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch.

Speaking of Scarlet Witch, this move likely means we’ll see some sort of shift in the release of Disney+ series WandaVision, which ties into the movie pretty closely.  Don’t be surprised if it slides into 2021, rather than fall 2020 where it is now.

Another move finds Thor: Love and Thunder releasing a week earlier, on February 11th 2022. If you’re thinking that’s awfully close to Doctor Strange, well, you’re right. Just six weeks separate the two sequels.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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