Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is shaping up to be an MCU film that will feature major ramifications that will be felt across the franchise's interconnected universe, meaning that the demand to see the film is high. The upcoming project will not only serve as a sequel to 2016's Doctor Strange, but it is also confirmed to continue storylines from WandaVision, Loki, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
In the past months, Marvel Studios has been hyping up the Benedict Cumberbatch-led sequel, starting with the official release of its trailer as a post-credits stinger in No Way Home. Shortly after that, the trailer then became available online, leading fans to do their respective detective work to uncover secrets and potential spoilers.
The second trailer's release in February dialed the hype even further, mainly due to the confirmation of new cast members like Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier and showcasing the villainous turn of Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch. This is on top of the barrage of rumors and leaks that bombarded the sequel in the months leading to its premiere.
Now, in anticipation of its release, an important detail about the sequel's ticket sales has been unveiled.
What Time Will Doctor Strange 2 Tickets Be Available?
Alongside the confirmation, here is a list of other online ticket retailers (with international timezones by region) where fans can purchase tickets across the globe:
- US: Fandango, Cinemark Theaters, Movie Tickets, AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas - 6 AM PST / 9 AM EST
- Canada: Cineplex, Landmark Cinemas - 6 AM PST / 9 AM EST
- Mexico: Cinépolis, Cinemex - 8 AM CDT
- Brazil: Moviecom, Cinépolis - 10 AM GMT-3
- UK: Vue, Cineworld, Odeon - 12 AM BST
- France (Pathé), Germany (Cinestar), Netherlands (Pathé/Kinepolis) - 3 PM CEST
- Philippines: SM Cinemas, Popcorn.app - 9 PM PT
- Malaysia: TGV Cinemas, Popcorn.app - 9 PM MYT
- Singapore: Golden Village, Popcorn.app - 9 PM SGT
- Australia: Flicks.au, Event Cinemas, Hoyts, Village Cinemas - 11 PM AEST
Update: Twitter user Raju Ray revealed that India doesn't allow booking tickets one month before the movie's release. Instead, advance booking opens a week before the film's release date.
Will Websites Crash Again?
Given the high demand for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, some websites could crash on the day of the pre-sales of the tickets, although the damage likely won't be as severe as Spider-Man: No Way Home, whose sky-high anticipation arguably topped every other Marvel films' hype besides Avengers: Endgame.
It remains to be seen how Multiverse of Madness will affect the rest of the MCU, but it's already a safe bet that something significant will happen, considering that it pushes the concept of alternate realities to the forefront. That premise, combined with the popularity of Wanda Maximoff, could serve as early signs that there would be a lot of audience anticipation for the movie that would later translate to heavy demand for tickets.
As a result, the high demand can boost the sequel's box office chances, thus likely leading to another record-breaking opening weekend in May.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will premiere in theaters on May 6.