Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Reshoots Could Lead To MCU Cameos

Written by Edwin Francisco

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Reshoots Could Lead to MCU Cameos

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled for more reshoots, causing speculation of surprising MCU cameos.

The Phase Four movies have gone through the toughest time compared to previous MCU films.

The pandemic made it difficult to release or to make any movies.

For example, Black Widow was pushed back a year.

Moreover, it was even forced to release simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus.

Similarly, Disney postponed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings until they released it on September 2021.

Eternals was originally slated for November 2020; obviously, it took an entire year.

A week ago, there were reports going around that five announced MCU films were delayed, starting with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange Sequel Reshoots Could Lead To MCU Cameos

Doctor Strange Spin-Off Headed to Disney Plus

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It was originally announced for March, but has now moved to May 6, 2021.

Thor: Love and Thunder is now set for July 8, 2022 from the original May release.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now scheduled for November 2022 instead of July.

Furthermore, The Marvels is now on February 17, 2023 instead of November 2022.

In addition Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now on July 28, 2023 instead of February.

It’s interesting, though, that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was not affected by the shifting release dates.

James Gunn himself confirmed that the movie is neither pulled nor delayed.

In fact, Guardians is set to start filming by November 2021.

It’s also possible that the film itself is not affected by the overall narrative set by Marvel Studios since the movie is set in space.

We wonder if the ongoing pandemic was to blame.

It has happened several times so it’s not a shock, and it can still happen.

Based on reports, the production was delayed because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Reshoots Could Lead To MCU Cameos

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Reshoots Could Lead to MCU Cameos

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However, since Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness resumed production back in January 2021, it was generally smooth.

The primary filming wrapped by April and was expected to finish by October.

It would have seemed that the sequel should make it in time for the March 2022 release.

But star Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed in an interview on The Today Show that the movie is still doing some reshoots for a couple of months.

We have reported before that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going to be Marvel’s entry point for horror.

That is why Sam Raimi is helming the picture. The Evil Dead creator and Spider-Man director is focused on making the horror genre fit into the MCU.

For Marvel fans, we have already seen a small glimpse of in the Marvel Zombies episode of What If…? on Disney Plus.

We know that Raimi can do horror and superheroes.

Doctor Strange Sequel Reshoots Could Lead To MCU Cameos

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The movie continues the story from Spider-Man: No Way Home since the multiverse has been unlocked.

It is also expected to continue Wanda Maximoff’s (Elizabeth Olsen) own story from WandaVision.

Furthermore, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will introduce a new hero, America Chavez, played by Xochitl Gomez.

Raimi has a lot on his plate.

Therefore, it’s possible that they needed the two additional months for just a bit of refinement.

After all, introducing a new genre in an already familiar established universe is not easy.

Still, rumors persist that Marvel Studios will toss Internet-crashing cameos in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness such as Professor X and Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) from What If…?

We doubt that the delay of all the films is affected just because one movie needed additional reshoots.

We are pretty sure that there are multiple factors for delaying the rest of the films.

A lot of Marvel fans are excited to see the new movie.

Giving the production more time to refine is only going to make them better.

With how difficult it has been to actually develop and release films for the past couple of years, Disney and Marvel are used to delaying movies.

Pushing the release date for a few months is a small price for getting the movie right.

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