Collider is reporting that Marvel has hired screenwriter Jade Bartlett to write Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Marvel has not commented on the hire, however. 

Bartlett does not (yet!) have many credits to her name according to IMDB but she gained attention with her script Miller’s Girl which was voted to the 2016 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays – this is a big deal. The script went on to get optioned with Seth Rogan’s company, Point Grey, producing.

According to Collider she is adapting Chloé Esposito‘s debut novel Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know. Jade Bartlett also wrote the most recent draft of the horror movie The Turning, starring Mackenzie Davis. 

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Benedict Cumberbatch will be back as the lead in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Also returning is Benedict Wong.  Elizabeth Olsen will appear as the Scarlet Witch.  Scott Derrickson is back to direct although no word on if he is co-writing the script for the sequel as he did the first film

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release May 7, 2021. 



Audrey Kearns