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Marvel has tapped up-and-coming screenwriter Jade Bartlett to write Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Collider has exclusively learned.
Marvel had no comment.
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Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return as Dr. Stephen Strange, aka the Sorcerer Supreme, and he’ll be joined by Benedict Wong and Elizabeth Olsen, the latter of whom reprises her MCU role as Scarlet Witch.
Scott Derrickson is also back to direct the sequel, and it remains unclear whether Bartlett will receive sole writing credit, or share credit with Derrickson, who co-wrote the first film with C. Robert Cargill and Jon Spaihts.
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Marvel’s newly-promoted Kevin Feige will produce the superhero sequel, which Disney is slated to release on May 7, 2021. The original Doctor Strange movie grossed $677 million worldwide back in 2016, and per Rotten Tomatoes, was well liked by both critics (89% fresh) and audiences (86% fresh).
Barlett burst onto the scene with her script Miller’s Girl, which was voted to the 2016 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays before being optioned by Good Universe for Bartlett to direct and Seth...
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