Doctor Strange 2: Official Filming Gets Delayed due to Covid-19

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It’s different whenever we talk about Doctor Strange. Basically, it is an American superhero film that premiered in 2016 based on the character of Marvel Comics. For a long time, there was a prediction of its sequel. However, there was no official announcement on the possibility of getting a new release date for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Although there is no official word, Elizabeth Olsen is recently commenting about her filming for this sequel. This particular thing is grabbing everyone’s attention nowadays. Since November 2020 itself, the shooting for Doctor Strange 2 is underway in the UK. The next upcoming movie of Sam Raimi as the director will feature Olsen as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff.

Olsen reveals the fact that filming on Doctor Strange 2 got delayed due to lockdown happened across the UK because of the Covid-19 pandemic. She stated this when she appeared live on Tuesday evening’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ Sharing her experience with Kimmel, she said that it was the second lockdown she experienced in three months. She explained how people in the UK were not satisfied, and their reactions were not up to the expectations regarding the issue of lockdown, which was imposed the second time due to the Coronavirus.

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Delayed due to COVID-19

Doctor Strange 2 is not a stranger to every delay over the last year. Initially, it was set to release in 2021 in May. But then it was decided to release it in November 2021. However, now it has finally pushed to March 2022. The reason for this movie’s push and for other movies is because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to several delays in filming and contributed to the problem. It was highly expected that the shooting of Doctor Strange 2 to start in May or June 2020. Unfortunately, this got delayed last year. Recent comments of Olsen in Kimmel indicate that filming received two delays since it began.

On March 25, 2022, this upcoming movie is scheduled to be released in the United States. However, previously it was all set to release on May 7, 2021. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, it was again pushed back to November 5, 2021. This was done just before the shifting of the release date, which is finally March 2022. Moreover, Sony has now rescheduled the sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, i.e., November 2, 2021. As already known, it will be part of MCU’s phase four. So, for now, we all will have to wait for the spring of 2022 for these upcoming films to hit the big screens.

It would not be surprising if Doctor Strange 2 will get a new release date. 2022 is far away. If there were any filming delay, it would not have an immediate concern on a movie that is scheduled to be released two years after in the future. However, 2020 has been a very difficult year for all the movies. Marvel Studios doesn’t have any problem in pushing the release date for its movies, should the global pandemic affect the attendance of movie theatres.

Synopsis of Doctor Strange 2 leaked

According to a source, an insider leaked the official synopsis of the sequel, but Marvel has still not confirmed that whether the leaked synopsis is the official one. This synopsis is all about how Doctor Strange is continuing his research after defeating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. This research is on the time stone. It also shows that a friend will suddenly turn into an enemy in the characters’ second outing. As the research is resumed by Doctor Stephen on the time stone, an old friend of him turns into his enemy and puts a full stop to his plans and causes trouble for Doctor Strange. 

The leaked synopsis of Doctor strange 2 is interesting in another expect too, as the time stone is being addressed over there. Thanos destroyed all the infinity stones in Endgame to prevent anyone else from using them. To return all the stones today, Captain America also traveled back in time. All we have to see in the upcoming movie is how Dr. Stephen discovers those infinity stones, which will definitely arise interesting possibilities. Until and unless we have official detail regarding the plot, we are not in enough position to explain these. However, it seems like the infinity stones will now continue to play an important part in MCU.

28th film of MCU

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is definitely a sequel to Doctor Strange, which was released in 2016. Marvel Cinematic Universe will have this movie as its 28th film. The sequel was being planned from October 2016 itself. This rumor turned into reality when Cumberbatch confirmed its return. The scriptwriter of this superhero film is Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron.

The cast of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

This 28th movie of MCU will have an amazing cast to feature. Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch: A neurosurgeon who becomes the Master of the Mystic arts after a car accident. Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen: An avenger who is able to harness magic, alter reality, and engage in telekinesis and hypnosis. Wong, played by Benedict Wong: A Master of the Mystic Arts who is given the task of protecting Kamar-Taj’s most valuable relics and books.

Other members include Christine Palmer, played by Rachel McAdams: Lover of Strange and an emergency surgeon. Karl Mordo, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor: Mentor of Strange who turns into his enemy and a former master of the Mystic Arts. America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez.

The nomination of Academy Award

The world premiere of Doctor Strange was on October 13, 2016, in Hong Kong. In the United States Of America, it was released on November 4, as part of Phase Three of the MCU. This film grossed over a total of $677 million worldwide. Everyone praised its visuals, cast, and musical score. This appraisal took it to the world stage and received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The sequel for this, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is expected to arrive on March 25, 2022.

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