Filming for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been underway in London, England for a couple of months following several delays due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange was initially slated to release later this year but was pushed back to March 2022. When production started on the film earlier this year, it was paused when a more infectious variant of COVID-19 began to sweep across the UK.
The film will see Benedict Cumberbatch return as the Sorcerer Supreme alongside Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff. Kevin Feige has previously stated that Doctor Strange 2 will be connected to the events of WandaVision. Plot details for the film are being kept under wraps, but Doctor Strange will likely be forced to step in to repair the damage caused by Wanda’s chaos magic.
During Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo, who was played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, was introduced as an ally and mentor to Stephen Strange. By the end of the film, he had left the Masters of the Mystic Arts after feeling betrayed by his former allies. In the film’s post-credit scene, Mordo was shown stealing magic from Jonathan Pangborn. The scene strongly hinted that he could appear as a future enemy to Doctor Strange as he seeks to restore balance by eliminating sorcerers of their power.
Last year, Ejiofor revealed how excited he was to work with director Sam Raimi for Doctor Strange 2. In a recent interview on BBC’s The One Show, the actor confirmed that he is in London filming for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Ejiofor will be joined in Doctor Strange 2 by Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, and Rachel McAdams. Actor Bruce Campbell has also hinted that he will have a role in the film. Campbell has been a mainstay in many of Sam Raimi’s films and recently revealed he was in London.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release on March 25th, 2022.