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When is Doctor Strange 2? Everything we know about plot, filming, and more

Published: 2/Oct/2020 23:39 Updated: 3/Oct/2020 2:58

by Tanner Pierce

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Doctor Strange 2 has had bit of a tumultuous development after switching directors, but it seems like things might on the upside for the sequel. Here’s everything we know about ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’

It’s safe to say that ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is probably the most anticipated MCU film currently scheduled, with a possible exception to Thor: Love and Thunder. The movie is set to explore the multiple Marvel universes in a way not yet seen on screen, and may even include a few cameos.

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That being said, the movie is still a couple years away, due to the fact that both the whole MCU schedule got shifted and the director of the original movie backed out. It’s safe to say that the film’s had a bit of a rough time when it comes to development, but recent news might mean that things are finally going full speed ahead. Here’s what we know.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release on March 25, 2022.

When will Doctor Strange 2 begin filming?

On October 1, 2020, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed in a WatchTime India interview that ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is currently in pre-production, and is set to begin filming in “late-October or early-November 2020”.

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Obviously, with everything going on in the world right now, these plans could change rapidly – but currently, it seems like things are about ready to get kicked off properly.

What’s the current plot for Doctor Strange 2?

This is a big unknown right now. Generally speaking, Marvel is a bit tight lipped when it comes to their stories. That being said, we know that the Sam Raimi-directed film will include the Marvel multiverse (hence the title) in some way, and that it will both involve the Scarlet Witch and her upcoming show WandaVision. Beyond that, however, we don’t know much.

When will the Doctor Strange 2 trailer be released?

If filming hasn’t even started on the movie yet, then fans shouldn’t expect a trailer for a while. Depending on how long the shoot is and whether or not the flick gets delayed even more, there’s a good chance we won’t get any trailer until the Summer 2021.

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Of course, all this is purely speculation and we won’t know much until filming has begun, but this is currently where we stand when it comes to the upcoming title. This article will be updated as new information comes out, so keep it locked to Dexerto to find out more about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in the coming months.

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Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.

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Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.

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Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
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Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.

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Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.

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Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
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Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.