Variety has released an article in regards to major studio productions and their status during the coronavirus pandemic. One film highlighted was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
According to the Hollywood trade, Marvel Studios has continued pre-production on the highly-anticipated sequel remotely as it still aims to begin production in June.
As for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the film isn’t slated to resume production until at least mid-May, but insiders say that is very optimistic and could very likely resume sometime this Summer, Shang-Chi was filming at the now Disney-owned Fox Studios in Australia but when the government allows studios to resume production, films overseas will likely be on hold still, and that U.S. productions will go out first due to strict travel policies across the globe. It is also being said that there is a strong possibility that Shang-Chi misses its February 2021 release.
As for other productions in development for Disney, the live-action adaptation of Peter Pan, Peter & Pan and Wendy, is expected to remain on hold until the studio can find a firm start date on the project. The live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid is expected to resume production in June or July. Other productions on hold include Shrunk!, The Last Duel, Nightmare Alley, Godmothered, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Disney is keeping a close eye on everything that is going on at the moment but their number one priority is maintaining the health and safety of its talent, crew, and other employees, as is the case with other studios.
Directed by Sam Raimi (the original Spider-Man trilogy) and written by Jade Bartlett (The Turning), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer supreme, Benedict Wong as Wong, and will introduce Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch as her Disney+ series WandaVision will lead directly into the film. Rachel McAdams who played Dr. Christine Palmer in the first film is not expected to return.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently on track to hit theaters on May 7, 2021.