Benedict Cumberbatch had announced it: “Doctor Strange 2” will soon be entitled to reshoots, like all blockbusters. But these will last no less than six weeks.
Is this the reason for the postponement of its release from March to May 2022? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Raimi and Benedict Cumberbatch will take to the set again for a Doctor Strange 2 reshoot session. Which, on paper, is very common when it comes to blockbusters of this caliber. To make adjustments and shoot post-credits scenes for example. And the actor himself announced them at the end of October.
But it usually doesn’t take as long as it does here. Because the Marvel film team would be mobilized for a minimum of six weeks, and at the rate of six days for each of them, which is colossal. Enough for us to fear stormy backstage.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, these extensions are due to logistical factors, not creative ones. And two of the six weeks of filming will be devoted to shots that could not have taken place during the main filming, the availability of the actors having been compromised by questions related to the Covid.
Replacing Scott Derrickson, who left the project during pre-production, Sam Raimi should be back for what is being announced as a combination of reshoots and additional scenes. And he will be assisted by Michael Waldron, screenwriter on Loki, as well as teams who have recently worked on additions to Spider-Man No Way Home and the Moon Knight series, the first images of which were unveiled a few days ago.
At this time, we do not yet know which actor other than Benedict Cumberbatch will be involved. Nor what will the film really be about. But it is already certain that it will be called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, that it could open many doors within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that it will be released in our theaters on May 4, 2022. .
Doctor Strange will be back in theaters on December 15th in “Spider-Man No Way Home”: