MOVIE NEWS – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has reunited the entire team for significant reshoots
In the film industry, it is usual for certain productions, after the shooting period is over, to return to the set to ‘reshoot’ some scenes – or completely new takes. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, one of the most anticipated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is going through that stage. However, it’s not happening in the usual way.
The Doctor Strange sequel has returned to set for a “significant” reshoot. This includes changes to the photography and, more importantly, new scenes. But the most remarkable thing about the report is that the production is working flat out for six days a week, which is already a bit out of the ordinary.
It is not 100% clear at this stage what caused the production to redouble its efforts to film new scenes. However, it is known that Sam Reimi, director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Michael Waldron (screenwriter), are fully involved in the reshoot. Beyond Benedict Cumberbatch, who is obviously present, it is unknown which other actors will be affected.
Generally – though not always – when the activity in the reshoot intensifies and also involves the participation of the screenwriter, it is because they are rewriting some sections of the script. In fact, Michael Waldron is writing “new material”. We guess the changes are too significant to be working six days a week.
Despite the above, a source close to the production of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness said that the reshoot is not related to a change in the narrative. It would have been prompted by the fact that some actors were unavailable during the original filming period and are now performing their jobs. In addition, COVID-19 caused delays in filming, and they have to make up for the lost time.
Whatever the actual cause, the fact remains that the production of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness is racing against the clock to avoid another delay. In October, Disney revealed that several Marvel films, including Doctor Strange 2, had their release dates pushed back. The adventures of the sorcerer will now arrive on 5 May 2022 instead of 25 March 2022. The problem with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that it has a ripple effect on subsequent films when one film drops…