As they have since pretty much the beginning, Marvel’s plans moving forward will include mixing things up between sequels and original projects. After all, while the latter allow things to constantly feel fresh and new, the former lets us see a lot more of the characters we’ve previously fallen in love with. This most definitely extends to Doctor Strange, as Marvel President Kevin Feige confirmed to CinemaBlend in summer 2018 that a Doctor Strange 2 was in development, and now we know that project is taking form as Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
The Bond series is of course always in the process of reinventing itself to keep up with the times while still maintaining its long-established identity. Indeed the casting of Craig was itself an important change for the franchise as the actor’s rough-edged qualities went against the debonair Bond type established by Sean Connery and maintained by Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. No Time to Die figures to advance James Bond’s incremental evolution slightly further with its script co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and its introduction of female 007 Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch. The film also goes against Bond tradition by tying itself directly to the last few films in the series, serving as the completion of a loose arc that (thanks to a little retconning) actually began with Casino Royale.
The project is set to be the fourth release of Phase Four, and while it was initially confirmed in late 2018 that Scott Derrickson will be back to direct, the filmmaker and the studio parted ways amicably due to creative differences. In February 2020, it was reported that Sam Raimi had entered talks to direct the blockbuster. It has not yet been said who will serve as the main antagonist of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, but we have learned that the film will see Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master Of The Mystic Arts teaming with a very interesting hero in a key supporting role: Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch. What’s more, the story is going to be directly linked to the events that play out in the WandaVision Disney+ series. Both Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be back to play Wong and Karl Mordo, respectively, and Miss America Chavez will make her live-action debut played by Xochitl Gomez.