By Stephen Ippolito | October 25th, 2021
Last week it was revealed that Marvel Studios shifted most of its upcoming film slate. Following the news, studio president Kevin Feige revealed that the delays had nothing to do with COVID-19 and instead were because of “production shifts and changes.” Well, we may have just found out the first film that will benefit from the delay.
During an interview with The Today Show this morning, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange in the MCU, revealed that his upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will conduct reshoots in November and December.
After kicking off last November, filming for the Sam Raimi directed sequel was thought to have been completed in September. With the film now opening in May 2022 instead of March, they now have plenty of time to shoot additional scenes.
Reshoots are usually a very common practice for Marvel Studios films. According to the book The Story of Marvel Studios, Feige does not view reshoots as a bad thing. Instead, he sees them as “exploring different possibilities to help discover the best version of the movie.” However, given that almost the entire film slate was moved for “production” reasons, something might actually be wrong with the movie.
Along with Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will star Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Wong (Wong), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo), and Xochitl Gomez (America Chavez).