‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, directed by Sam Raimi and staring Benedict Cumberbatch, will be pushed back 4 months.

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ will have to wait a little longer to hit the big screen. The Disney/Marvel Studios film movie has been moved from Nov. 5, 2021, to March 25, 2022, amid the COVID-19 crisis, which has delayed a number of studio tentpoles.

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The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and is from director Sam Raimi, had already been pushed once because of the pandemic, from May 2021 to the early November frame.

The latest move came minutes after Sony and Marvel Studios pushed back their untitled Spider-Man sequel from summer 2021 to Nov. 5, 2021.

On Friday, Disney also moved ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ up one week to Feb. 11, 2022 (it previously had been slated for Feb. 18, 2022). On April 3, Disney shifted much of its slate in response to the pandemic, including virtually all of the MCU’s Phase 4 movies.

Michael Waldron, head writer Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series ‘Loki’, is writing the Doctor Strange sequel. Cumberbatch’s ‘Sorcerer Supreme’ first appeared in the 2016 film directed by Scott Derrickson and also in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’, in addition to a cameo in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’