Doctor Strange 2 needs a lot of reshoots: “It’s like they’re making a brand new movie”

Six days of shooting a week until the end of the year for Sam Raimi and Benedict Cumberbatch.

It was rumored in October that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to Scott Derrickson’s great success released in 2016 at the cinema, would need some reshoots. Additional shots to add / edit footage from the blockbuster of Sam raimi (Spiderman) at the request of Marvel. The star of the film, Benedict Cumberbatch, quickly confirmed that he would find the set: “We have reshoots planned for November and December. So the film will be released next May. (instead of March, editor’s note). We’re very excited. “ According to The Hollywood Reporter, the main team will actually have to run “six days a week until the end of the year”, which represents “significant reshoots”. This new shoot will take place in Los Angeles.

Benedict Cumberbatch confirms reshoots, which explain the postponement of Doctor Strange 2

So, should we be worried about the quality of this sequel? The article is generally reassuring, explaining that the director remains in control, and that the script is still signed by Michael Waldon (who recently worked on the series Loki), which itself takes care of integrating the additions into the plot. It is also recalled that the producer Kevin Feige is used to modifying some of the scripts of his super-films along the way, in particular to make them interact with each other. “Even in the middle of filming, Marvel can plan new scenes for you to shoot,” assures an anonymous employee of the firm. Another adds that the group “already had bigger reshoots to deal with.” A last explains, however, that six weeks of intensive filming still represents half of a classic filming schedule: “It’s like they’re making a whole new movie.”

THR finally evokes several reasons to explain these reshoots: “reworking the story”, “catching up on scenes that were to be filmed in England, but could not take place as planned because the lead actor was not available”, and finally “to catch up with the delays due to the protocols put in place because of the Covid-19 epidemic.”

Also worn by Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Olsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Doctor Strange 2 is expected on May 4, 2022 at the cinema.

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