DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS is Not a Horror Movie, But Will Have Scary Sequences

Marvel Studios president and Marvel CCO Kevin Feige was a guest speaker at the New York Film Academy and dropped a scary tease for the upcoming sequel DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS.

"Multiverse of Madness is the greatest title we’ve ever come up with, by the way, which is one thing that’s exciting about it. I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a horror film, but … it’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it.

"I mean, there are horrifying sequences in Raiders that I as a little kid would [cover my eyes] when their faces melted. Or Temple of Doom, of course, or Gremlins, or Poltergeist. These are the movies that invented the PG-13 rating, by the way. They were PG and then they were like, ‘We need another [rating].’ But that’s fun. It’s fun to be scared in that way, and not a horrific, torturous way, but a way that is legitimately scary — because Scott Derrickson is quite good at that — but scary in the service of an exhilarating emotion."

Bringing these scary elements into DOCTOR STRANGE 2 should only make for a more enjoyable movie experience, especially since this will be Marvel Studios' first foray into giving its audience some scares.

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS begins filming in mid-2020 and releases on May 7, 2012. Please note that the Disney+ series WANDAVISION will lead into the events of the DOCTOR STRANGE 2 since actress Elizabeth Olsen is set to be in the film as well.