- The film will have six weeks of reshoots. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange, will be working for six weeks, but it’s unclear if other actors are included.
The reshoots are happening due to the lack of actor availability and the COVID-19 related shutdowns during the initial shooting period, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- “Even while in the middle of production, Marvel is scheduling you for more shooting,” one source told The Hollywood Reporter.
- Other reports suggested “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” tested poorly in the company when shown to Disney employees.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was recently pushed back to May 6, 2022. Originally, the film was set for release in March.
Deadline reported that the shift didn’t have to do with the global box office numbers or the state of movie theaters. Rather, it’s about the production schedule.
- “It’s all on account of a domino effect going on with production and filmmakers,” according to Deadline. “Some titles are contending with finishing scenarios while others are in production. This is how Disney is solving it, and when you come to think of it, most of the dates were already reserved by the studio for Marvel fare; they’re just moving titles from one slot to the next.”
Still, we know Doctor Strange is set to appear in “Spiderman 3: No Way Home,” which comes out on Dec. 17, 2021.