Marvel second installments ranked — including ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange may have five Marvel Cinematic Universe credits to his name, but, remarkably, he’s only just now getting an official follow-up to his 2016 debut film, “Doctor Strange.” That’s part of the charm of the sprawling MCU. But there’s also a fine art to making a direct sequel within those interconnected franchise parameters. So in honor of the long-awaited debut of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” we decided to look back on how Marvel second installments have fared over the years.