A new tweet from Doctor Strange In Multiverse of The Madness producer and former director Scott Derrickson celebrating the birthday of Russian Doll and Ad Astra actress Natasha Lyonne seemingly teases that he was considering her for a role in the Marvel sequel last year. Mentioning “the multiverse” a bit of a giveaway there. 

Last year I had dinner with @nlyonne in NYC and we talked about the multiverse. It was awesome. She’s awesome. And today’s her birthday, so watch Russian Doll — it’s one of the best tv shows I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/Hj9kDDLdoK

— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) April 5, 2020

What that part could be is completely up to fan speculation, but there had previous tweets from Derrickson that he wanted to include Clea in the second film. Scott Derrickson would later drop out of the film over “creative differences” with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi reportedly taking things over. However, Raimi’s involvement has yet to be officially announced by Marvel/Disney. 

Filming was expected to begin at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England (Norway was a secondary location) around May-June, but the coronavirus pandemic has thrown all the Marvel Studios productions into chaos and unclear when they’ll resume. 

Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, and Chiwetel Ejiofor are confirmed as reprising their respective MCU roles. 

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness had originally been set for release on May 7th, 2021 but has been bumped to November 5th, 2021. A 2021 release would also depend on filming actually starting this year and not pushed into next year. 

SOURCE: SCOTT DERRICKSON