Marvel Studios is gearing up productions on multiple projects, both for the big screen and Disney+. Now, thanks to a new report from Murphy’s Multiverse, it looks Doctor Strange is starting up soon.
According to the site, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will start production in November in the United Kingdom, very likely at Pinewood Studios. Previous reports stated that the film would begin production in early 2021, but it looks like the studios are fast-tracking the film. In 2020, any news is good news.
The film was expected to hit theaters on May 7, 2021, but due to the impact of the coronavirus, which shut down and halted major productions, the film was moved to a November 5, 2021 release before eventually landing on March 25, 2022. Could we see the film slide back into that November 2021 release? I personally don’t think so, but the door has slightly opened for that possibility with production a little over three months away now.
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.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse