Despite Marvel Studios having to push back the release date of Black Widow, and shutting down production on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings due to the coronavirus scare, the sequel to Doctor Strange is still being pushed forward toward its planned shooting schedule.
Scott Derrickson who helmed the first movie was attached to direct the sequel but had to leave due to creative differences. A month later, Sam Raimi (who is no stranger to superhero movies) was in talks to take over and as of yet, nothing official has been confirmed.
In a report, Variety revealed that pre-production has continued remotely on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and that it would still shoot in June.
“The biggest film in pre-production that has yet to move its start date is Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Pre-production has continued remotely on the superhero film, and sources say it is still on track to start shooting in June.”
Lead star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to reprise the role of the sorcerer, with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen co-starring.