Director Sam Raimi says he’s unsure if Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is done

By Stephen Ippolito | January 27th, 2022

Back in October, it was revealed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was to undergo six weeks of reshoots beginning in November. While reshoots are very common for MCU films, these were a little different as it was reported that the reason behind them was to add more “cameos” to the film.

Recently, Variety caught up with the film’s director Sam Raimi and asked him about the sequel’s status. Why he didn’t say anything about the now finished reshoots, he did comment on if the movie is done or not.

“I wish I knew the answer to that question. […] I think we’re done, but we just cut everything. We’re just starting to test the picture and we’ll find out if there’s anything that’s got to be picked up. If something’s unclear or [there’s] another improvement I can make in this short amount of time left, I’ll do it. One thing I know about the Marvel team is they won’t stop. They’ll keep pushing it until it’s as close to being great as it could.”

Hopefully, the screen testing goes well. That way, additional reshoots will not be needed. I know Raimi said that he could do it quickly if needed, but we are just three months out from its release. So lets hope that nothing significant needs to be changed.

Later on in the interview, Raimi did say that he has enjoyed his time working on the film and with Marvel Studios.

“Marvel’s been a great team to work with, […] I think that was a not-surprising surprise. I’ve been super-supported by the whole Marvel operations, starting at the top with Kevin Feige, and working all the way down to the crews that they work with. [They’re] super professional and have supported me every step of the way.”

Obviously this isn’t the first time that Raimi has worked on a Marvel film and with Feige. In the 2000s, the two worked together on the original Spider-Man trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire. Of course, the actor, along with certain villains, just reprised their roles in Spider-Man: No Way Home. In the same interview, Raimi confirmed that not only has he seen the movie, but he also loved it.

“It was so much fun,” Raimi said. “I love ‘No Way Home’ and the audience I was with went crazy. It was delightful to watch Alfred play his role, and Willem Dafoe, just seeing these guys take it to the next level. And Tobey was awesome as always. The best word I can say is it was refreshing for me.”

As for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, you can catch it in theaters on May 6, 2022.

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