Earlier this year, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson parted ways while developing the upcoming sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness over “creative differences” with Marvel Studios.
About a month later, it was reported via Comicbook.com that Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, 2002) had been added to direct the upcoming sequel while Marvel Studios never officially confirmed this, until now!
Comicbook.com reported while on a conference call with them and other journalists, Raimi was asked about the scene in Spider-Man 2 where Doctor Strange’s name is dropped. Raimi went onto then confirm that is is indeed working on the sequel after mentioning his adoration for Doctor Strange as a kid growing up.
Production on Doctor Strange 2 was meant to kick off in a few weeks, however with the Covid-19 situation, Marvel Studios & Disney have paused all productions & delayed the entire phase 4 slate of the MCU.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is due to hit cinemas in November 2021.