The multiverse is apparently getting just a little bit bigger. Xochitl Gomez has reportedly been cast in Marvel’s upcoming addition to their cinematic universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

  • Deadline is reporting the casting, saying Gomez will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch who will return to reprise the title role for the sequel.
  • Marvel has not yet commented on the reported casting so no details regarding her character have been shared at this time.
  • Gomez stars in Netflix’s reboot of the classic book series The Baby-Sitter’s Club.
  • This would mark her first role in a studio tentpole.

More on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:

  • Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, who replaced original director Scott Derrickson, will helm the Doctor Strange sequel.
  • Derrickson does remain on the project as an executive producer however.
  • Joining Cumberbatch and Gomez, Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also expected to reprise their roles.
  • Elizabeth Olsen is also set to appear in the film as Wanda Maximoff, for a storyline that will tie into her upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision, which debuts in December.
  • Production on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to begin in May after Cumberbatch finishes his work on the upcoming third Spider-Man film, in which he will also be appearing as the Sorcerer Supreme.
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to premiere in theaters on March 25, 2022.

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  • This winter, award winning director John Ridley will be exploring the story of a fan-favorite Marvel Comics character: Wolverine. Ridley will make his Marvel debut with Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #3 coming in January 2021.
  • This past week saw announcements about exciting new titles and tie-ins to “King in Black,” showcasing how Knull’s all-encompassing darkness will envelop every corner of the Marvel Universe.