Speaking to New York Film Academy students, Kevin Feige, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, announced that various new characters would debut in the Doctor Strange sequel.
“Sometimes you’re choosing title hero, choosing which main character or main team you want to bring to the screen and often times, it’s as you’re making and developing the movie (asking) ‘Who will come into it?’ and ‘Who will fit into it?”Kevin Feige
The sequel was described as the first horror MCU film by Kevin Feige. Unconfirmed for now, this could mean the debuting characters would possibly be centred around that genre, opening up more doors for movies of a different style.
Feige added, “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.”
For now, none of the new characters have been revealed but we do know that this film will also feature Wanda Maximoff, otherwise known as Scarlet Witch, as her Disney+ show, WandaVision, will be tying into Doctor Strange’s sequel directly.
It would make sense to introduce someone like Blade as he’s been anticipated by many fans for a while. It was confirmed that Mahersahala Ali would be bringing the character to life in his own film but this could be a great opportunity to introduce him as to hype up his debut feature.
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It also seems that Phase 4 will differentiate itself significantly from previous ones and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be only one of the many movies to showcase that.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release on May 7, 2021, and will be directed by Scott Derrickson.