In an alternate reality somewhere in the multiverse if you will Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness would have hit theaters today. Let’s rewind the clock, shall we? The date is July 20, 2019. Avengers: Endgame was published. Marvel Studios take to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con unveiling their massive plans for the future. As part of these plans, the Doctor Strange The sequel is finally published. At this point, a release date is set for May 7, 2021. Unfortunately, a lot has changed since that fateful day.
It’s not uncommon for studios to mix easily with the release calendar. Release dates change. It’s just part of the business. But Hollywood was dealt a major blow in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. With cinemas all over the world closed and the box office next to nonexistent for months, nearly countless films have been delayed and we are only just beginning to get out of them. Not only did this affect films that were in the can, it also prevented tons of films, especially big blockbusters, from starting production for health and safety reasons. Doctor Strange 2 was among this group.
In the end, Disney and Marvel Studios had to postpone the release dates for all Phase 4 MCU films several times. Interestingly, 2021 was the first year that four MCU films were released in the same calendar year. That will still be true, despite being a different set of titles. Originally it should be like that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. Now it will be Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Spider-Man: No way home and Eternal.
While many films have simply been pushed back, this is a unique case as so much has changed since the sequel was first announced. Scott Derrickson, 2016 director of Doctor Strange, was originally scheduled to return. He even appeared on SDCC, teasing that they were going to make the first scary MCU movie. C. Robert Cargill, Derrickson’s frequent contributor, would also be returning. But Derrickson eventually left the director’s chair due to creative differences, paving the way for the takeover for Sam Raimi, known for his work on the original live-action Spider-Man trilogy as well as The Evil Dead. Michael Waldron was hired to write the script. Waldon also served as the lead author of the upcoming Loki Series.
The details of the plot remain largely under wraps for the film, although filming is largely complete. We know Elizabeth Olsen will return as the Scarlet Witch after the events of WandaVision. Benedict Wong (Wong), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Mordo) and Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer) will also repeat their roles. Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness The arrival in theaters is currently scheduled for March 25, 2022. You can find the original announcement in the Marvel Studios Twitter Account.
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