"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" on track to start filming in June

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" on track to start filming in June
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While the coronavirus shutdown has put many Hollywood productions in limbo, leading to potential release date delays fo...

While the coronavirus shutdown has put many Hollywood productions in limbo, leading to potential release date delays for big movies like The Batman and The Matrix 4, Marvel Studios is hopeful that their planned sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will begin filming on schedule.

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In a report from Variety on the state of multiple productions under delay right now, they note that Doctor Strange 2 is still on track to begin filming in June—when it planned to start production all along. Reportedly pre-production on the movie has continued despite the coronavirus shutdown, with everyone working from home.

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That presumably includes Sam Raimi, who entered negotiations to take over as director of the movie following the exit of Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first Doctor Strange but departed due to creative differences.

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Michael Waldron, who is serving as head writer on Marvel’s Disney+ series Loki, recently signed on to rewrite the script for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We know the film will find Elizabeth Olsen co-starring alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Scarlet Witch, with the idea being that Olsen’s Disney+ series WandaVision ties directly into the story Doctor Strange 2 is telling.