Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 Marvel Cinematic Universe hit Doctor Strange — is in its final week of production, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed in a video interview with The Undefeated.
Feige reported that he is currently in London for the final stretch of filming on Multiverse of Madness. Set for release in March 2022, the Doctor Strange sequel follows the events of the Disney+ series WandaVision, which stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and ran from Jan. 15 to March 5 of this year.
“The idea was to go back and forth — that we weren’t creating two classes of storylines or two classes of productions. And I think now that people have seen WandaVision and four out of the six [episodes] of Falcon and Winter Soldier and the trailer for Loki, they’re seeing that these are A-class productions — just as big and just as important as the movies” Feige said. “I’m here in London on the set of Doctor Strange 2 for our final week and Lizzie (Olson) is here, having worked non-stop, from wrapping WandaVision to stepping right into Doctor Strange 2.”
In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as Stephen Strange and Olsen reprising her role as Scarlet Witch, Multiverse of Madness sees Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor reprise their roles as Wong, Christine Palmer and Karl Mordo, respectively. Xochitl Gomez is playing the character America Chavez to introduce her to Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was originally slated for release on May 7 of this year, but faced delays due to COVID-19, production finally began November 4th 2020, and is currently slated to arrive next year on March 25.
The crossover strategy was applied to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s development, which Feige confirmed is not the last place you will see the show’s characters. “As we set out to do a Falcon and Winter Soldier show, we were certainly looking at our films, The Winter Soldier and a little bit Civil War, is the more grounded level. We’ve been to space, we’ve fought Thanos, we’ve blipped away half the world… What would that really have been like for half the population to disappear and return? What would that be like? It would be extremely difficult and extremely complicated.”
Feige had previously talked to ComicBook.com about WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s connection to but was vague enough to preserve all of the spoilers. “The biggest clue is the title of the second Doctor Strange movie. That’s the biggest clue of where the Multiverse of Madness is taking us and how we’re exploring that,” Feige said. “It’s surreal to me that we’re talking about a Spider-Man 3. I worked on a movie called Spider-Man 3 many years ago directed by Mr. Sam Raimi. So this clearly, the shorthand of calling it Spider-Man 3 now, it’s fine. We call it Homecoming 3.”
The new Doctor Strange is being made with the tightest security. There have been literally no production photos, unless you count this tweet from the streets:
Some have found a clue in Kevin’s hat!
A colorful twist on the first films logo.
Key Release Dates:
- Black Widow (2021)Release date: Jul 09, 2021
- Eternals (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: Sep 03, 2021
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release date: Dec 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: Mar 25, 2022
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
- Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
- Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
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David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.