Even though the MCU is already well into Phase 4, Marvel TV shows and movies don’t always come out in order. Disney+ has become the best place for Marvel fans to find out when things happened in the MCU, thanks to the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and a number of new additions to the streaming service. However, the timeline has changed more than once in recent weeks because of these changes.
But a lot of Marvel fans might be surprised by where Doctor Strange 2 fits in the MCU Timeline. As you can see below, in the section of Disney+ called “Marvel Cinematic Universe in Timeline Order,” Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness comes after Shang-Chi and the Eternals and before Hawkeye. Even though it’s not on Disney+, we know that Spider-Man: No Way Home comes right before Doctor Strange 2.
But now that Multiverse of Madness is on Disney+, its place in the story has brought up some new questions.
When does Doctor Strange 2 take place in the MCU?
In Phase 4, the MCU timeline has become more complicated, but it still matches the order in which the movies came out, assuming that No Way Home happened after Eternals. But the real problems are still the questions and inconsistencies that come up over and over again. Fans wanted to know why Doctor Strange didn’t help Scarlet Witch during or right after WandaVision. They also wanted to know why Doctor Strange and the Masters of the Mystic Arts didn’t seem to notice the near-birth of a Celestial and Eternals fighting Deviants all over the world.
Disney+ says that Doctor Strange 2 is the twenty-ninth project in the MCU right now.
In this made-up world where stories are told about people with magical powers, we should probably let go of a little bit of logic and accept that this epic saga will have some rough edges and inconsistencies.
Strange asks his friend Wong, the Sorcerer Supreme, and Wanda, the most powerful Scarlet Witch in the Avengers, for help to fix a world where everything is changing. But a terrible threat is threatening humanity and the whole universe, and they can’t stop it with just their power. Even stranger, the most dangerous thing in the universe looks just like Doctor Strange.
Since Doctor Strange did talk about what happened in No Way Home in Multiverse of Madness, this new confirmation of the timeline makes it seem like Marvel heroes still haven’t talked about what happened in Eternals.
At the end of the movie, it looked like the Celestial Arishem split the air and took Sersi and a few other Eternals to judge people. This was seen by Dane Whitman and other people.
One would think that something like this would be a threat on the level of the Avengers. So it’s strange that Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and now Doctor Strange have never mentioned it. Hopefully, this problem with the timeline will be fixed in future stories.