According to new rumors, Marvel Studios plans to release Doctor Strange 3 sooner rather than later.
While Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was not released until May 2022, despite its commercial success, the film set up more than it accomplished.
Following the announcements of the Multiverse Saga, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Secret Wars, fans questioned Stephen Strange’s participation and how his sequel would contribute.
New rumors suggest that Benedict Cumberbatch’s three-eyed sorcerer may star in his own threequel before the Avengers reconvene.
Is Doctor Strange 3 coming before Avengers 6?
According to insider Jason Kane (Greatphase), Marvel intends to release another Doctor Strange film before Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, this time with Scott Derrickson in charge.
The scooper claimed in a tweet that 2026 will include “Doctor Strange 3, Kang Dynasty, and Eternals Sequel:”
While multiple sources claim that Doctor Strange 3 will be released sooner rather than later, there are currently no untitled release dates ahead of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
As a result, if Marvel intends to release Doctor Strange 3 – or any other MCU film – before Avengers 5, as these rumors suggest, delays will be required.
It’s also worth noting that James Cameron has already hinted at delaying Avatar 4 to 2027, which would allow for some more rescheduling and a lucrative December 2026 slot.
In addition, Charlize Theron hinted in October that she “has some work to do” with her Doctor Strange 2 character, Clea.
Let’s see fans’ reactions:
If these rumors are true, Marvel Studios may make a few announcements about its updated slate in the coming weeks, ahead of Kang the Conqueror’s first MCU film, Ant-Man, and the Wasp: Quantumania.