Doctor Strange 2 Writer Michael Waldron Can't Tell Us A Damn Thing About His Star Wars Movie Or Loki Season 2 [Exclusive]

How secretive is Marvel Studios these days? Well, we're now officially in the week of release for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and, at the time of publication of this article, critics have yet to actually watch the movie. That's not exactly conducive to informative press interviews with the filmmakers about the actual movie, obviously, so these less-than-ideal circumstances necessitate a bit of finesse in getting the talent to open up and spill at least some details — either about the project they worked on or upcoming ones down the line. For instance, /Film recently sat down with director Sam Raimi to talk about the broad strokes of his grand return to Marvel and the slow (but steady!) rehabilitation of his much-maligned "Spider-Man 3."

In our latest interview, this time with "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" writer Michael Waldron, his connections with multiple other nerdy properties provided a key opportunity for him to say ... absolutely nothing at all. With upcoming productions such as "Loki" season 2 and a mysterious "Star Wars" movie (which will also be produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige) on the way, no amount of valiant efforts could pry any specifics out of Waldron. When asked whether the next season of "Loki" will serve as a reinvention or a case of staying on course, Waldron had this to say:

"Time will tell. I think that's just my stock answer. I think that in the same way that with season one of 'Loki,' we said that we wanted to explore new ground with this character, season two in the same way. What are the new stories that can be told with Loki? And there's an amazing creative team in place. [Moon Knight directors] Benson and Moorehead, the directors, Eric Martin serving as the head writer. So it's a tremendous team, and I'm still lurking around part of it. So I think it'll be great."

What, you didn't expect him to spring as many leaks as the marketing team for the "Doctor Strange" sequel has in recent days, did you?

'I love Star Wars'

In another instance of Michael Waldron having to remain even cagier about letting any potential details slip, the conversation then turned to his work on an upcoming "Star Wars" movie that has stayed completely under wraps since we first heard about the production entering the earliest stages of development. So with "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and "Loki" season 2 largely off the table, why not shoot for the moon with "Star Wars"? As you might expect, Waldron was even more tight-lipped about what is in store for him in the galaxy far, far away. In response to what he personally finds thrilling about "Star Wars" in general, he replied diplomatically:

"Everything. I think the sheer canvas for 'Star Wars' is quite literally all of space and all of time. [It's] where you can tell your stories. And so there's just infinite possibilities there. And I guess I just... I don't know. I love 'Star Wars.' That's not a very original answer, but I'm excited to be working in that world."

Well, short of strapping him down and forcibly injecting the man with truth serum, you can't say we didn't try! Perhaps more information about this project will come down the pipeline during this month's "Star Wars Celebration" festivities in Anaheim, California, although fans will first have the highly-anticipated "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series to tide them over in the meantime. In terms of movies, "Rogue Squadron" still remains scheduled (however tentatively) as the next film to arrive. Whatever movie that Feige and Waldron have up their sleeves, we'll likely have to be a bit more patient.

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is set to inflict multiversal chaos on us in theaters on May 6, 2022.