Doctor Strange 3 is scheduled to be released on February 13, 2026?

Doctor Strange 3

Doctor Strange: With 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in the rearview window, MCU fans are clamoring for information on the cast and release of Benedict Cumberbatch’s next solo outing, Doctor Strange 3

Benedict’s Doctor Strange has had quite the MCU journey. From barely existing as a namedrop in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier to facing off against Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, the ex-Sorcerer Supreme shows no signs of slowing down his MCU tenure.

The last audiences saw him, he opened his third eye (literally) after utilizing a dark Variant of himself and was whisked away by Charlize Theron’s Clea to settle an Incursion – a more-than-obvious sign of a sequel.

But when will this potential sequel release? Who will be involved? And what could this next magical adventure entail?

Doctor Strange 3 Release Date Speculations

As of writing, Doctor Strange 3 has not been officially announced by Marvel Studios or even reported/rumored.

However, if/when it does hit the docket, there are a few currently untitled, prime spots on the studio’s slate that it could fill. Those slots start with February 12, 2026 — a whopping four years after Multiverse of Madness, although another contender for this slot is the similarly unconfirmed Shang-Chi 2.

Looking even further ahead, Doctor Strange 3 could then fall into the July 24, 2026 slot or even November 6, 2026. Both of these potential dates would follow Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which was recently pushed to May 1, 2026, and the fallout of this supposed Multiversal war could then be explored in the Doctor Strange threequel.

Speaking of pushes, before Marvel Studios reported a massive delay for nearly all of its upcoming theatrical releases, a supposed Doctor Strange 3 was rumored to come before The Kang Dynasty, in fact.

This good ole switcheroo could mean massive changes to the threequel’s plot, but in the meantime, cast speculation may run even more rampant.

Doctor Strange 3 cast speculation

Doctor Strange 3 is expected to have a star-studded cast, including some fan-favorite characters from the previous film. As expected, Benedict Cumberbatch will be reprising his role as Doctor Strange, and fans are eagerly anticipating his return as the powerful sorcerer who has become an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Benedict Wong is also expected to be back in action as Wong, Doctor Strange’s trusted friend and the current Sorcerer Supreme. He plays a vital role in the storyline and is known for his loyalty and unwavering support to the Doctor.

It has been confirmed that Charlize Theron will be part of the cast of Doctor Strange 3, playing the role of Clea.

The return of Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo remains unconfirmed, despite their significant roles in the first two Doctor Strange movies.

While Palmer, a former love interest of Doctor Strange and skilled surgeon, and Mordo, an ally-turned-foe, have left fans wanting more, it is unclear if they will be reprising their roles in the upcoming movie. The inclusion of America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez, a young superhero with the power to travel across the multiverse, is still up in the air.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the return of Ejiofor, McAdams, and Gomez, fans are excited about the speculated cast and eagerly awaiting more updates on the production and release of the third part.

Doctor Strange 3 plot speculation

The main cliffhanger from the sequel is Clea’s arrival in the multiverse when she seeks Strange’s help to fix an Incursion.

Unless it’s dealt with before the third movie, this will likely form the basis of the next Doctor Strange movie. Then again, we thought the same about the Mordo tease in the first movie’s post-credit scene, but that hasn’t come true… yet.

As for what else the threequel will be about, it could be anything now that the multiverse is absolutely a thing in the MCU. The possibilities are literally endless and the threequel could well be affected by multiple other MCU projects.

There’s plenty of comics fodder left for Marvel to mine, and lots of multiverse shenanigans to embark upon if they so choose.

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