In a couple of months, ‘Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ will head into production, ahead of its much-anticipated May release in 2021 and there has been a lot of speculation about the plot, which has been kept carefully under wraps.
Now, a recent casting site has reported having details about the synopsis. According to this, there just might be the return of an Infinity Stone.
However, that’s not all. An old friend-turned-enemy is expected to return, and if we really rack our brains, it could be Baron Mardo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) from the first film.
Mardo was an old colleague who swore revenge on Strange if we remember correctly. There’s also a small chance it could be Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), but to be fair, they really weren’t “close friends” as such.
The synopsis reads, “After the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Dr Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend-turned-enemy puts an end to his plans and causes Strange to unleash unspeakable evil.”
Thanos destroyed all the infinity stones between ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’. So it’s quite possible that Strange might adopt some time-traveling tech to go and get the Time Stone from an alternate timeline, or perhaps he discovered a method of gathering the atoms and returning the Time Stone to its original form.
It came as a nasty surprise to fans when it was announced that Scott Derrickson, who had helmed the first film, had walked out as director for the sequel, and would only be producing the film.
“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on ‘Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP,” he had tweeted.
‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ was touted to be a horror film and there is strong speculation that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige could not see eye-to-eye on this with Derrickson.
‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ sees Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role as Dr. Strange. It will release in May 2021.