Horror-Inspired Doctor Strange Sequel Reportedly Finds Its Writer in Jade Bartlett

If early speculation turns out to be true, we could have a very Freddy Krueger-like villain in the new film.

By Chris Morse

We try not to let too much of our Marvel movie fandom show here on Dead Entertainment, since most of it has very little to do with the horror genre, but the upcoming sequel to Doctor Strange is set to take on a much darker, even horror-tinged tone if the early talk about it proves to be accurate. The new movie, titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is advertised to be more horror than hero and that's quite intriguing for those of us over here who are fans of both.

In terms of what's new regarding this project, Collider is reporting today that the film has found its writer in Jade Bartlett, who has quickly come on to the scene with a screenplay for Miller’s Girl and a rewrite of The Turning, also being chosen to adapt Chloé Esposito‘s Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know. Scott Derrickson is returning to direct this film and may or may share a writing credit after he helped pen the first film. That much remains to be seen for now.

Regarding the sequel itself, early speculation is pointing towards the main villain being Nightmare, the ruler of the Dream Dimension who has some qualities that Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger might find very familiar. Returning to the MCU for the film is Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch and Benedict Wong, who appeared in the first film as well as both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 7th, 2021, but we'll be sure to keep you posted of any changes in that ahead, especially if this movie proves to be as horror-inspired as we are hoping. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest!

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo