Although it is unofficial, it has been long thought that The Eternals and Black Widow would be the two movies that would fill the release dates for 2020.
A new report has suggested that Doctor Strange 2 may actually fill the space of November 6, 2020, which almost all analysts had suggested would be Chloe Zhao’s Eternals.
Mentioned in one of the CinemaCon report from Deadline, the trade reports that when it comes to the two 2020 release dates, “rumours have been that it’s Black Widow standalone movie and Doctor Strange 2.”
This will be one of the earliest reporting of the Doctor Strange 2 release date, and it is possible given Benedict Wong had been under the assumption that the production started filming by this year.
It must also be noted that the Deadline’s report contradicts the thoughts of other trade publications who had reported that the Benedict Cumberbatch follow-up movie would release by 2021.
Since Marvel Studios had started its casting of roles in The Eternals, it is unlikely that they will postpone the film.
The production house is now sitting on three release dates for 2021-February 12th, May 7th, and also, November 5th.
Scott Derrickson will return to direct Doctor Strange 2, and he has also hinted that he would want to involve a long-time Strange nemesis, Nightmare.
“Possibly Nightmare, but he’s a tricky villain to get right,” Derrickson had written.
“And you can’t tell the story of Doctor Strange w/out eventually dealing w/Clea.”
“Kevin [Feige] made a very cogent case,” he had added.
“The trouble with starting with Nightmare is getting across the idea of the Dream Dimension as another dimension. The movie was challenging enough. It’s already an exposition-heavy movie… Dormammu made the most sense. And he is the most present villain in the comics.”
Captain Marvel is in theatres now. Other upcoming Marvel Studios films include Avengers: Endgame on April 26th and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.