After months of waiting, Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness is finally hitting the box office this Friday, on May 6th, 2022. And if the initial reactions are any indications, the (former) Sorcerer Supreme is about to take us for a wild ride across multiple dimensions. 

The Doctor Strange sequel will see Sam Raimi returning to comic book-based movies for the first time since helming the original Spider-Man trilogy. As expected, fans have been talking about the collaboration ever since it was announced that Raimi will be replacing Scott Derrickson—the director of the first movie in the series. 

The Benedict Cumberbatch starer movie was initially set to come out back in 2021 but was delayed due to the Covid pandemic. Joining Cumberbatch is the returning cast of Benedict Wong as Wong, Rachel McAdams as Dr Christine Palmer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo. Also on the call sheet is Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and newcomer Xochitl Gomez, who plays America Chavez a teenager with the ability to create portals to different dimensions. 

The last time we saw Doctor Strange was during the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, where he stopped the multiverse from splintering. Meanwhile, judging from the trailers, the movie also seems to be heavily focusing on Wanda Maximoff, who’s still grieving the loss of her family. 

As we mentioned before, the first reactions to the movie are already out and they seem quite promising. 

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