Doctor Strange 2 Update Reveals How Marvel Will Avoid Spoilers From Leaking

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The beginning of May will bring Marvel Studios back into the theatrical spotlight with the franchise's 28th movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, on the big screen. Although spoilers for this film have mostly remained under the radar ahead of its debut, Doctor Strange 2 has become the biggest film event since Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Rumors are pointing to dozens of new and old characters potentially playing roles in this massive sequel, which will truly open the doors to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Multiverse for the first time on the big screen. While the spoilers aren't coming nearly as furiously as they did for the Spider-Man threequel, there are still concerns about plot leaks potentially spoiling what's coming in Marvel's next summer blockbuster.

During the lead-up to No Way Home, fans learned that many screeners for the film would only show the first 40 minutes of action, which meant that everything after Doc Ock's capture in the Sanctum wouldn't be shown. While this doesn't appear to be happening for Doctor Strange 2, a recent report shared what Marvel is doing this time around to make sure the movie's secrets remain secret.

Doctor Strange 2 Embargo Details Revealed

Collider Editor-in-Chief Steven Weintraub shared on Twitter that the social media embargo for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will lift on Monday, May 2, after the movie's world premiere. Additionally, the review embargo will lift on Tuesday May 3 at 6 AM Pacific Standard Time, which is largely to make sure no spoilers from the movie leak.

"The first time anyone will see movie is Monday night May 2nd which is world premiere. The social embargo lifts after screening. The review embargo lifts Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00am PT. this is due to spoilers..."

Marvel Avoiding Spoilers at All Costs

Over the past few years, fans and scoopers have become relentless about finding out information about major blockbusters and sharing it with fans. This has gone as far as outlets leaking post-credits scene information, as evident by the world premiere for Eternals, and the year leading up to No Way Home's release is something nobody will forget.

Although not many specific plot details have been released to the public yet, Doctor Strange 2 could potentially be an even crazier event than any solo movie in MCU history. With the movie is confirmed to be only a little over two hours in length, even one of those leaks could be something that covers a huge moment relative to that runtime.

With the world premiere coming only four days before the film releases worldwide, Marvel is doing everything in its power to give fans a spoiler-free look at this new story. Viewers will still have to be muting keywords on social media just in case, but the film's producers are making sure that fans get the best opportunity possible to enjoy the year's first big-screen MCU outing.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will debut in theaters on May 6.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.