Like many productions, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has had its fair share of setbacks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch was originally slated to release later this year before it was eventually delayed to March 2022. Production was also put on hold earlier this year when a new variant of COVID-19 caused the UK to return to lockdown.
Plot details for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are currently being kept closely under wraps. However, the final two episodes of WandaVision may shed some light on the matter as Kevin Feige has confirmed that the two projects will be linked.
Despite plot details being scarce, we do know that Doctor Strange 2 will be helmed by a different director. Scott Derrickson, who directed the original Doctor Strange, has been replaced by Sam Raimi, and it appears is if one of his long-running collaborators will be making an appearance too.
Actor Bruce Campbell has been a mainstay in Raimi’s films from the Evil Dead to brief cameos in other productions. With filming back underway on Doctor Strange 2 in London, Bruce Campbell has shared a brief video on Twitter revealing he also in the city in quarantine.
The caption for Campbell’s video suggests that the actor has just arrived in England’s capital and is now completing his mandatory two-week self-isolation. The star had previously expressed an interest in making an appearance in the Doctor Strange 2 following the announcement that Raimi will direct. Campbell stated at the time “Huh. Surely, there must be SOME character to challenge the good doctor…”
It’s important to note that Campbell could be in London for several reasons, but given his close ties to Sam Raimi, it seems likely that the pair will team up again.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently set to release on March 25th, 2022.