Benedict Cumberbatch: Reshooting ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Will “Realize Full Potential of Film”

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While it is not unusual for films — especially surefire blockbusters like those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — to undergo reshoots before they hit theaters, it seems that Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (2022) is going to greater lengths than most productions to ensure perfection.

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Recently, we shared that Cumberbatch and other actors are working “six days a week” to reshoot various Doctor Strange 2 scenes. Although it has not been confirmed, it is presumed that Cumberbatch’s fellow MCU star, Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) is also involved in these reshoots.

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The actor previously opened up about the extra work the Doctor Strange sequel cast and crew are putting in to make the upcoming Marvel movie the best that it can be. He shared:

“We’re in the middle of reshoots and we’re working incredibly hard to make a schedule work to realize the full potential of the film – bits that we want to do better but also bits that were just impossible to do on the day because of logistics, COVID, etc. We were so delayed in production because of that. Luckily, not during production too much. Although everything is just a little slower.”

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There have been rumors that some of the scenes that are being added to Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness could involve exciting cameos like Hugh Jackman’s Logan/Wolverine from the 20th Century Studios’ X-Men franchise. However, this has not been confirmed by Marvel President Kevin Feige, the film’s director Sam Raimi, or anyone else involved in the project.

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Olsen, though, has teased that this MCU installment will be scarier than anything Marvel fans have experienced before:

“Sam Raimi is lovely, and I got to learn a lot from him. It was odd going from WandaVision and bringing this character to a different film that felt more based in the Marvel films. I felt like I was putting on old shoes. It’s a very scary movie. It’s ‘old Sam Raimi.’ They’re trying to create the scariest Marvel movie. So there’s that!”

Following a release delay, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is due to land in theaters on May 6, 2022.

Details About Spider-Man: No Way Home

Fans don’t have to wait until next year to see more of Doctor Stephen Strange. Cumberbatch will reprise his role in the highly anticipated conclusion of the MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy — Spider-Man: No Way Home —  on December 17, 2021.

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Joining Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), the official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

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Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange) is joined by Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Zendaya (MJ),  Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) in the film.

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