‘Doctor Strange 2’: Was Natasha Lyonne Going to Star within the MCU Film Before Its Director Swap?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Natasha Lyonne

Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness nonetheless isn’t out for over a 12 months however that hasn’t lessened the anticipation from Marvel Cinematic Universe followers. A current tweet from authentic Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has led some of us to consider that Natasha Lyonne may have been within the movie if he was nonetheless connected.

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‘Doctor Strange 2’ has a brand new director and launch date

In January 2020, Scott Derrickson departed the movie as its director. He was the director of the primary Doctor Strange movie and stated that he left the sequel undertaking attributable to artistic variations. Derrickson nonetheless stays connected to the movie as an government producer.

Marvel stated in a press release, “Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted methods on Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness attributable to artistic variations. We stay grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”

Derrickson also tweeted, “Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”

The subsequent month, information broke that Sam Raimi, who helmed the Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, would come aboard Doctor Strange 2 because the film’s new director.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the movie’s launch date has been pushed from May 7, 2021 to November 5, 2021.

Benedict Cumberbatch is returning for the sequel because the title character and Benedict Wong is reprising his position as Wong. Elizabeth Olsen, who portrays Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch within the MCU, will star within the movie as it’s closely intertwined along with her Disney+ sequence, WandaImaginative and prescient.

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Numerous reviews have leaked extra potential forged members who’re rumored, reminiscent of Malachi Kirby as later Sorcerer Supreme, Brother Voodoo, Cillian Murphy as villain Nightmare, and Emma Watson because the love curiosity, Clea.

Natasha Lyonne met with Scott Derrickson

In honor of Lyonne’s birthday, which was April 4, Derrickson tweeted about having dinner with Lyonne final 12 months and apparently hinted at the way it doubtlessly associated to the movie.

He wrote, “Last year I had dinner with @nlyonne in NYC and we talked about the multiverse. It was awesome. She’s awesome. And today’s her birthday, so watch Russian Doll — it’s one of the best tv shows I’ve ever seen.”

While this might have been taken to imply that they may have simply been speaking concerning the Marvel multiverse typically, many took this as that means that Lyonne and the director met about her having a task within the movie.

“If this is you implying that you were going to put her in the movie I’m going to bawl,” tweeted one person.

Someone else said, “I am crossing all my fingers @nlyonne still be in the film regardless of the new director.”

While it could be a attain to assume that they had been really speaking a couple of position within the movie, it’s enjoyable to consider and speculate what the actress may have added to the MCU.

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