The MCU film will reportedly undergo six weeks worth of reshoots, with the cast and crew working six days a week
Some news is bound to dampen the spirits of Marvel fans. The upcoming MCU film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is undergoing reshoots on a major scale.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reshoots are taking place in Los Angeles and will continue over the next six weeks. The cast and crew of the film will be hard at work over the period, working six days a week.
Sam Raimi still serves as the film director, with Michael Waldron as the writer.
Denying that the new shoots involved making changes to the film’s story, sources revealed that such reshoots were part and parcel of working on Marvel films. The sources gave many reasons for the ongoing new shoots, including issues related to actors’ availability, and the difficulties brought forth by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The film’s lead star Benedict Cumberbatch had talked about reshoots while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, though not revealing what they may include. The English actor had also revealed his excitement at how special the ‘film was shaping up to be’.
The upcoming sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange was announced at a comic convention in 2019. Cumberbatch will reprise his role as the titular character in the film, which will also feature Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez.
Doctor Strange is based on the Marvel comics character of the same name, a powerful sorcerer bound to protect the realm from magical threats.