The original film, starring music icon David Bowie and actor Jennifer Connelly, is popular among audiences even three decades later.
The Tom Holland-starrer was earlier scheduled to come out on July 16, 2021. Disney has also decided to move up "Thor: Love and Thunder" by a week, from February 18, 2022 to February 11, 2022.
Scott Derrickson, who directed the first "Doctor Strange" movie, was initially set to helm the sequel from a script by up and coming screenwriter Jade Bartlett.
During a recent Q&A at the New York Film Academy, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the introduction of the new, unexpected characters will come as a surprise to the fans.
I am good at keeping secrets: 'Doctor Strange' Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Avengers: Infinity War' spoilers
He is one of the few stars who knows how the story of "Avengers: Infinity War" unfolds, but do not expect any spoilers from Benedict Cumberbatch.
The upcoming film is inarguably one of the largest superhero gatherings, with Guardians of Galaxy pitching in to help the Avengers thwart supervillain Thanos.