According to a new synopsis for ‘Doctor Strange’ in the ‘Multiverse of Madness’, ‘Doctor Strange’ is revealed to be the next central Avenger. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film follows the multiversal adventure of Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The sequel is slated to release in 2022 as part of Phase 4 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Despite minimal information regarding the upcoming film, a recent trailer has uncovered some details into the next installment of Doctor Strange. The teaser trailer follows Doctor Strange being tormented by the unforeseen consequences of unleashing the threatening multiverse, seeking help from Wong, the Sorcerer Supreme, (Benedict Wong), and Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). The film will also introduce a new hero into the MCU, America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), known for her ability to open portals to any world in the multiverse.
Translated by Cosmic Circus, Marvel Studios has released the synopsis for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in Japan. With the absence of both Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), many have been speculating on who would take on the predecessor, with Eternals jokingly teasing that Ikaris (Richard Madden) would lead the Avengers. However, the synopsis provides insight by suggesting that Doctor Strange is expected to take on the mantle and responsibility to step up to lead the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The synopsis also mentions the variant of the former Sorcerer Supreme, which may be referring to the evil counterpart seen in the trailer.
Given the context of the film’s synopsis, it does appear that the following events of Spider-Man: No Way Home have still led to a multiversal disaster after casting the reality-altering spell.