By Stephen Ippolito | September 2nd, 2020
Another Marvel Studios project is looking to kick off production in the coming months. According to Murphy’s Multiverse, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness aims to begin shooting in the United Kingdom in November.
The Doctor Strange sequel has had somewhat of a rocky road over the last nine months. In January, news broke that Scott Derrickson, who directed the first film, had left the project due to creative differences. While the studio was quick to find a replacement in Sam Raimi, it could not begin its original start date for filming (May) because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This forced the studio to push its release date from May 2021 to November 2021. It was then pushed back to March 2022.
In the same post by Murphy’s Multiverse, it says the Sorcerer Supreme follow-up film could be moved a third time. The outlet says that because filming is beginning sooner than expected, there’s a chance it could be moved back into the November 2021 release slot.
The Benedict Cumberbatch led film is one of the most highly anticipated films in the MCU’s Phase 4. It’s expected that we will see Doctor Strange travel into the Multiverse, where he will be joined by Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch.
In June, Chiwetel Ejiofor confirmed that he would be returning as Baron Mordo. In the first film’s after-credits scene, It was teased that he will square off against Strange in the sequel instead of fighting with him.