As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, fostering epic crossovers and galactic friendships, the “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is a big Phase Four entry with many special guest stars. The first “Doctor Strange” film came out in 2016, which means a lot (truly, a lot) has happened in the period between movies, including introductions to Captain Marvel, Shang-Chi and the Eternals.
“Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” complicated things a bit for the MCU, as did Marvel’s very first television series “WandaVision,” whose powerful Wanda Maximoff will return to help Doctor Strange learn more about the multiverse.
Directed by Sam Raimi and written by Michael Waldron and Jade Halley Bartlett, “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is bound to make the MCU even more dimensional than it has already grown to be. For those wondering, here’s how to watch it:
When Did “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Premiere?
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was released exclusively in theaters on May 6, 2022.
“Doctor Strange 2” was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 with a release date of May 7, 2021, but the COVID pandemic pushed it back first to November 5, 2021, then March 25, 2022, before settling on its current release date.
Is “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Streaming Online?
“Doctor Strange 2” is now streaming on Disney+, as of June 22, 2022.
Is “Doctor Strange 2” Available to Buy on Digital or Blu-ray?
Beginning June 22 — the same day it hits streaming — “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will be available to purchase on Digital for $19.99. The film is not yet available to rent. It will be available for purchase on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K on July 26.
Who Is in the “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Cast?
Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his role as Dr. Stephen Strange alongside Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, his on and off love interest. Benedict Wong also returns as Wong, and Chiwetel Ejiofor comes back as a changed Karl Mordo. And Michael Stuhlbarg is back as Nicodemus West for one scene.
Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff, also known as The Scarlet Witch.
Newcomers include Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez.
What Is “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” About?
“Multiverse of Madness” takes place after both “WandaVision” and “Spider-Man No Way Home,” in which viewers get a small taste of multiversal crossovers. After American Chavez arrives with tales of other dimensions, Dr. Strange (Cumberbatch) seeks the help of Wanda Maximoff (Olsen), who has experience in different realities, to combat all the new threats, including a sinister version of himself.
Where Can I Watch “Doctor Strange”?
The first “Doctor Strange” film is available to stream on Disney+, as is “WandaVision.”
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is available to rent on Apple TV+, Amazon, DirecTV and more.