The first 20 minutes of Doctor Strange 2 have been previewed – featuring multiple Stephens and America Chavez on the run

Doctor Strange 2 trailer
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During Disney's Cinema Con panel, Marvel took to the stage to debut the opening 20 minutes of Doctor Strange 2, with details now circulating around the internet.

The footage opened with newcomer America Chavez, along with a Doctor Strange variant being chased by a demon monster. Chavez disappears into another dimension. As reported by ComicBookMovie (opens in new tab), the footage cuts to another Strange thinking the entire sequence was a dream. 

This Strange, presumably the MCU version, heads to Christine Palmer's wedding –she's getting married to someone else. Proceedings are interrupted by the one-eyed squiddy Shuma Gorath crashing New York, with Strange and the new Sorceror Supreme, Wong, fighting the monster and saving Chavez.

From there, the trio go and get some food, with Chavez revealing she's being hunted. Strange explains who Spider-Man is, as the web-slinger does not exist in her home universe. There's some discussion about magic, and Strange heads to Wanda for help. He brings up the multiverse and asks for help. Bam! End of footage.

There's some speculation that various moments may have been edited out to avoid spoilers – and we've taken out details that may be too spoilerific. What's clear, though, is that Doctor Strange starts fast and doesn't take the foot off the gas – as you would expect from director Sam Raimi. 

Also at Cinema Con, Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed that they are currently planning the next decade of Marvel movies.

For more on the future of the MCU, check out our guides to Marvel Phase 4 and all the new Marvel TV shows coming your way soon.

Jack Shepherd
Senior Entertainment Editor

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