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Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness Set For ‘Significant’ Reshoots

November 14, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Marvel is reportedly doing some hefty reshoots on Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness before it hits theaters next year. According to THR, Marvel is set to undergo additional photography and reshoots for the MCU film that equates to six weeks of shooting “if not more.”

The report notes that Sam Raimi is still directing the reshoots and Michael Waldron, who wrote the script, is writing the new material. It’s not clear which actors beyond star Benedict Cumberbatch are involved. The film crew being used in Los Angeles for the reshoots have worked on similar reshoots for Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Moon Knight series.

Reshoots are common on films – especially blockbusters – although six weeks is more than your standard length for reshoots. It’s important to note that there’s no indication this is due to problems with the film; rather, one insider noted that two weeks are dedicated to principal filming that was held over from the initial shoot due to actor availability. Another reason is said to be dealing with production slowdowns due to COVID matters that hit the UK production of the film.

One source noted that they’ve “bigger reshoots on other MCU movies,” while another noted that the size and complexity of Marvel films require additional shooting.

Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is set to bow on May 6th, 2022.