Aside from Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel Studios has yet to officially announce their future movie slate, but now it is said to include Black Widow and Doctor Strange 2.
According to the rumor, Marvel will announce its 2020 release schedule at the end of this month or in May, following the release of Avengers: Endgame. Both Black Widow and Doctor Strange 2 are rumored for release that year.
Previous reports indicated that Scott Derrickson’s followup to Doctor Strangewould release sometime in 2021. However, Deadline reports it could come as soon as next year.
Not much is known about Doctor Strange 2, but earlier rumors saw it said that Benedict Cumberbatch signed a huge Marvel contract. Cumberbatch previously teased the Illuminati for Doctor Strange 2, which would make sense as a follow up to Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
“I’m excited to see where the Illuminati and whatever else might happen, how that works, and where it ends up,” Cumberbatch said in an interview back in 2016.
Doctor Strange and Wong are expected to return in Avengers: Endgame ahead of Doctor Strange 2. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lilly, and Josh Brolin. The movie is set to hit theaters on April 26.