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Elizabeth Olsen confirms her Doctor Strange 2 filming start date

Published: 18/Nov/2020 13:46

by Emma Soteriou

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Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed that she will be in England over Christmas to begin filming for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The Marvel star is unstoppable at the moment. She recently finished filming for her Disney Plus series, WandaVision, and now she’s moving straight onto the MCU’s latest blockbuster.

The sequel is expected to be directly ‘set up’ by WandaVision, according to Marvel boss Kevin Feige, with Scarlet Witch having a vital role alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange.

Marvel's Doctor Strange
Marvel Studios
The sequel will be out in 2022

When will production begin on Doctor Strange 2?

The movie was originally believed to start shooting by the end of October or beginning of November, as mentioned by Cumberbatch. Members of the production team were also seen arriving in London, preparing to isolate ahead of filming.

However, after it was revealed that Cumberbatch would also be appearing in Spider-Man 3, it was thought that he would film his scenes for that prior to beginning his own sequel. As production on Spider-Man 3 only began near the end of October, it’s likely that this delayed the process.

That being said, the production title for Doctor Strange 2 – Stellar Vortex – was recently revealed, confirming that production is definitely on the way soon.

WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed this in a recent interview with Conde Nast Traveller, saying she would be back in London to join production at some point in December.

“I feel as if British people work to live – they don’t live to work, unlike in LA and New York,” she said. “I am moving back soon to film the sequel to Doctor Strange, so I’ll be there for Christmas, just outside London.”

It’s been rumored that quite a few familiar faces will be making an appearance in the movie, including Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Hiddleston, who will be returning as Loki. None of this is confirmed, of course, but it’s fun to speculate.

Fans are convinced that another character may have been revealed, thanks to Google. When searching ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Ryan Reynolds also comes up, suggesting this may be Deadpool’s debut in the MCU.

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Could Deadpool make an appearance?

With all of these characters rumored for a return in the movie, it seems the MCU is about to grow even bigger, opening up opportunities to delve into even more stories from the popular comics.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released in theaters on March 25, 2022. Find out everything you need to know about the movie here.

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Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.