We all know at this point how Marvel is very secretive when it comes to their upcoming projects and they do anything that they can to keep the secrets under wraps to surprise the audience once they finally see them. In the case of films such as Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel was more secretive than ever to preserve the surprises especially as they both deal with major cameos and significant plot elements including the death of a main character. Now, it looks like the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel will be receiving the same treatment.
According to Collider editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub, who is one of the journalists who have received invites and information regarding the screening, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will have its world premiere and first-ever public screening of the entire film on Monday, May 2. The social embargo will be lifted right after the screening while the review embargo itself will be lifted the next day on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 am PT. It is being done in order to prevent spoilers from leaking.
This is basically a sign that there are a lot of heavy spoilers in the upcoming film as Marvel is doing whatever they can to stop them from leaking by showing it to the critics and journalists just days before its worldwide theatrical release. This is in contrast to some of their recent releases like Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings where they had their world premiere weeks before its release.
As teased by the appearance of Patrick Stewart in the second trailer, the film is set to have a lot of major surprises and possible cameo appearances by a lot of Marvel characters especially since it deals with the multiverse and it has also been rumored and speculated for several months now at this point. Of course, we are all excited to see what they have in store and, hopefully, they're going to deliver.
The film's premise reads: "The MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary."
The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. Sam Raimi directed the film while Kevin Feige serves as producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll, and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Loki's Michael Waldron.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to be released in theaters on May 6.