Doctor Strange Disney+ spin-off show in development (rumors)

Doctor Strange Disney+ spin-off show in development (rumors)
Doctor Strange Disney+ spin-off show in development (rumors)

New rumors suggest that a Doctor Strange spin-off show on Disney+ may be in development at Marvel Studios, inspired by Strange Academy cartoons.

The Strange Academy series of comics by Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos follows Doctor Strange as he and other Marvel magic-users (including Brother Voodoo, Magik, and Scarlet Witch) help would-be mage-heroes hone their skills.

Now, this story could be adapted into the MCU if a new rumor about an upcoming Disney+ show is to be believed.

MCU’s Strange Academy?

Strange Academy
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According to a rumor from Tales from the Mod Queue on Reddit, a Strange Academy adaptation could come to the MCU as a Disney+ series.

According to the mod team’s “reliable sources,” a show based on Strange Academy comics are in development at Marvel Studios.

The show – which will presumably release on Disney+ like every other Marvel Studios series so far – is rumored to star Wong (Benedict Wong) and feature America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). In addition, Zelma Stanton, who will reportedly be introduced in the upcoming Ironheart show, may appear.

If the comic story that shares the name of the rumored show is adapted, the series will focus on a school for new magic users in the MCU – similar to the classes offered at Kamar-Taj in the Doctor Strange series so far.

Unlike the comics, instead of focusing on Doctor Strange himself, the potential show seems to focus on Wong, which makes sense given that the latter is the Sorcerer Supreme in the MCU.

What will Strange Academy be about?

As fans last saw her in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, America Chavez began her training in the Mystic Arts. Being a student at Strange Academy would seem like a likely next step for the young hero.

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With her, other young magic users will be in need of instruction as the MCU looks to build a Young Avengers team. Billy Maximoff (Billy Kaplan/Wiccan in the comics), for example, has appeared in both WandaVision and the Doctor Strange sequel, having shown magical abilities of some kind in the former. As a founding member of the comics’ Young Avengers, Billy seems like a strong candidate for another Strange Academy student.

Furthermore, Wong has become a fan-favorite character, appearing in a handful of films and series outside of the Doctor Strange series. A chance for the Sorcerer Supreme to star in his own right would be exciting, especially with four live-action MCU credits under his belt in Phase 4 alone.

But it’s important to remember that this is all based on a rumor, and nothing has been officially confirmed by Marvel itself.

Until more information becomes available, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness streaming on Disney+.