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It’s about time: Doctor Strange 2 is reportedly set for 2021 and Wong is returning

Benedict Cumberbatch, who will return for Doctor Strange 2

It’ll be five years in the making by the time its potentially released, but Doctor Strange 2 is just about ready to join the MCU’s Phase 4, according to reports. Not only that, but the original Doctor Strange (opens in new tab) director Scott Derrickson is on-board, as well as a couple of fan-favourite characters that we can’t wait to see again.

The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) has spoken to “sources” (i.e. there’s more chance of Dormammu breaking out of that time loop than Marvel officially commenting on this one until it’s ready to announce it) that believe Doctor Strange 2 is set for 2021.

If you were a fan of the original’s mystical style, you’ll also be pleased to know that Scott Derrickson is attached to direct again, though no writer has been found as of yet.

But that’s not all. Wong is mooted to return, fresh off of going MIA in Avengers: Infinity War, (opens in new tab) as is Rachel McAdams’ one-time girlfriend of Stephen Strange, Christine. There’s no word on if Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo will make a comeback, but the events of Doctor Strange makes that seem more likely than not.

Of course, there’s the small matter of Doctor Strange being one of the many who died in Infinity War (opens in new tab). While Avengers 4 (opens in new tab) will surely straighten that out, don’t expect to see an official release date confirmed until Stephen Strange is back from being dusted.

Still, it’s nice to see that MCU’s post-Avengers 4 schedule will at least have some familiar faces, what with newcomers The Eternals being lined up (opens in new tab) and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 on indefinite hiatus. Just a quick word of advice, though, Steve? Don’t give the Time Stone away so easily next time.

Well, well, well. The new Marvel movies (opens in new tab) on the way are sure shaping up nicely.

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.