About Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) and the 28th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film is directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez.
Doctor Strange director and co-writer Scott Derrickson had plans for a sequel by October 2016. He signed to return as director in December 2018, when Cumberbatch was confirmed to return. The film’s title was announced in July 2019 along with Olsen’s involvement, while Bartlett was hired to write the film that October. Derrickson stepped down as director in January 2020, citing creative differences. The next month, Waldron joined the project, and Raimi took over as director by April 2020. Filming began in November 2020 in London but was put on hold in January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed by March 2021 and concluded in mid-April in Somerset.
In the film, “Strange unleashes an unspeakable evil as he faces a friend-turned-enemy”. It takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019) and WandaVision (2021).
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 25, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
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The “significant” reshoots that began in November 2021 have been completed. January 13, 2022
The crew returned for six weeks of reshoots after wrapping principal photography last spring. The COVID pandemic, actor availability, and potential holes in the plot have all been cited as reasons for the rework. Now, Deadline is reporting the Marvel sequel has finished work on reshoots last Saturday.
Did you notice the first official trailer from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness revealed the Doctor’s new cloak? January 10, 2021
After release of the first trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, fans noticed the Doctor’s new cloak is clearly shown in one of the shots. The new cloak has shifted from a predominantly red cloak to a red cloak with a large blue patch centered on the back. We did some digging around and found an early concept art rendition of the Doctor wearing a solid blue Cloak of Levitation (as seen in the comic books). Looks like Marvel struck a balance between the two.
Check out the new design below.
New image of Wong (Benedict Wong) in a perilous position. January 7, 2022
USA Today revealed a new image from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that shows a beaten-up Wong (Benedict Wong) with the subtitle, “Messing with the Multiverse leads to a bunch of trouble for Wong and his fellow heroes in the Marvel superhero sequel directed by Sam Raimi.” In Spider-Man: No Way Home, it was revealed that Wong was now the Sorcerer Supreme after Strange was dusted for five years due to Thanos’ snap.
Promotional art dropped for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. January 4, 2021
Promo art for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dropped today and gives us a look at the Scarlet Witch, Gargantos, and America Chaves who will make her screen debut in the film. Check out the stunning artwork in the pictorial gallery below.
Marvel Studios debuts official poster for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. December 22, 2021
As seen in the end credits of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel Studios has officially debuted the poster for the highly-anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — a thrilling ride through the Multiverse with Doctor Strange, his trusted friend and Sorcerer Supreme Wong and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives only in theaters on May 6, 2022! Check out the poster below.
First Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness teaser trailer is released. December 21, 2021
Coming off the heels of the smashing success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Disney released the first official teaser trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The trailer clocks in at over 2 minutes and shows Doctor Strange’s internal conflict over a spell that impacts the multiverse in a bad way. In fact, in the trailer, he is told, “The greatest threat to our universe… is you.” Can you guess who shows up amongst all this confusion? Besides an evil version of the Doctor, we are introduced to Wanda Maximoff (aka the Scarlet Witch), who we finds will team up with Doctor Strange as monsters and villains from the multiverse spill over into our world.
Check out the official Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness teaser trailer below.
Lead Benedict Cumberbatch comments on Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness reshoots. November 26, 2021
In an interview with Empire magazine, Benedict Cumberbatch commented on the “significant” reshoots for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“We’re in the middle of reshoots. We’re working incredibly hard to make a schedule work to realize the full potential of the film – bits that we want to do better but also bits that were just impossible to do on the day because of logistics, COVID, etc. We were so delayed in production, because of that. Luckily, not during production too much. Although everything is just a little slower.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness takes on “significant” reshoots. November 12, 2021
It’s inevitable. When shooting movies that take on the complexity of time travel, someone will eventually stand up and say, “Hey, but what about…” And then the reshoots begin.
Sources say Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going through significant reshoots, shooting 6-days a week until Christmas. One source said,
“They’re here until the end of the year. That’s like a whole other movie.”
Marvel is playing down any rumor that the reshoots were related to retooling the story. Instead, Marvel says two weeks are required for principal photography that was held over from the initial shoot that took place in the U.K. Production slowdowns from Covid-related matters are also stated as a role in the reshoots.
Our guess to the cause? Keep in mind that this movie is set to launch an entirely new Marvel timeline to set up future movies and TV series. They have to get it right.
New merch accidentally reveals a Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness villain. November 1, 2021
It’s happened again. Franchise merch has revealed a few tidbits about the upcoming Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, including one of the film’s unexpected villains. The image is low res but we can see Scarlet Witch and… Shuma-Gorath?
In retrospect, the appearance of Shuma-Gorath shouldn’t surprise us. During Earth’s pre-history Shuma-Gorath ruled the world, and demanded human sacrifice from his followers, He was eventually banished by time-traveling sorcerer named Sise-Neg.
In a later story, when Shuma-Gorath tries to return to Earth via the mind of the Ancient One, Doctor Strange is forced to kill him. Years later, Strange battles Shuma-Gorath in its home dimension, and is victorious. However, he finds he is gradually becoming a new version of the entity itself. Strange commits suicide to prevent this transformation and is resurrected by an ally.
Sorcerer Nicholas Scratch summons Shuma-Gorath to Earth but it is driven back by the combined efforts of Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, the Salem’s Seven and villain Diablo. Shuma-Gorath is eventually revealed to be one of the four undying extra-dimensional “multi-angled ones” guiding a metaphysical invasion from a dimension called the “cancerverse”.
Lead Benedict Cumberbatch says Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going through two months of reshoots. October 25, 2021
Although no delay in the release date has been announced. we learned today that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going through extensive reshoots. According to lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), there will be additional reshoots in November and December.
Disney delays opening date for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. October 18, 2021
Disney announced today, that the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be delayed due to production delays. The release date was moved from March 25, 2022 to May 6, 2022.
Elizabeth Olsen wraps filming on Doctor Strange 2. September 9, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen jumped straight from WandaVision to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Today she tweeted that she’s “not strange anymore” indicating her part of the filming process has been completed.
Elizabeth Olsen says director Sam Raimi is creating a “very scary movie”.
According to Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), director Sam Raimi and his team are looking to create something very scary.
“It’s a very scary movie. It’s old Sam Raimi. They’re trying to create the scariest Marvel movie. So there’s that.”
Olsen had previously hinted at the change in tone in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
“I can tell you that it’s a ride…very Sam Raimi. The film is incredibly visually thrilling… I think it definitely feels more Sam Raimi than that. So maybe that was the goal, but it definitely became something darker I think. Yea, not like [Raimi’s] western [stuff]… Yes, the horror genre feeling of constant fear and thrill and misleads and playing with camera, playing with how the perspective of the depth of field in order to make the audience feel more anxious… It’s more… I think it’s more than like a glossy Indiana Jones movie. Which I love Indiana Jones, but I feel like it has a darker thing going on.”
And Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige reportedly hinted at the horror aspect of the film.
“Multiverse of Madness is the greatest title we’ve ever come up with, by the way, which is one thing that’s exciting about it. I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a horror film, but … it’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it. I mean, there are horrifying sequences in Raiders that I as a little kid would cover my eyes when their faces melted. Or Temple of Doom, of course, or Gremlins, or Poltergeist. These are the movies that invented the PG-13 rating, by the way. They were PG and then they were like, ‘We need another rating.’ But that’s fun. It’s fun to be scared in that way, and not a horrific, torturous way, but a way that is legitimately scary — because Scott Derrickson is quite good at that — but scary in the service of an exhilarating emotion.”
Tom Hiddleston expected to reprise Loki role in upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
No sooner had Loki wrapped up its Disney+ saga in spectacular fashion when the learn the dramatic ending opened the door not just for a second season of the series, but that Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief is expected to reprise his role in next year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, Marvel Studios has yet to officially confirm Hiddleston’s role in the film.
Writer Michael Waldron confirms Sam Raimi as director
Writer Michael Waldron discussed how exciting it was to have Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi on board for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“It’s a thrill ride with heart like you’d expect from a Sam Raimi superhero movie. Sam’s a genius and the way he moves the camera is really exciting and he’s not afraid to take chances. I think it’s gonna be a really cool experience for everybody.”