Elizabeth Olsen confirms that the filming of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been paused due to the situation in the United Kingdom.
After a year without releasing any title, this promises to be the great year of Marvel Studios. The films, which were delayed by the pandemic, are joined by the exclusive Disney + television series. Scarlet Witch and Vision will be in charge of starting Phase 4. The series that presents the life of Wanda and Vision after the events of Endgame will in turn serve as a precedent to the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And although the recordings started in November, they have had to stop as Elizabeth Olsen confirms.
Elizabeth Olsen premieres Scarlet Witch and Vision in just over a week. In the series, she will again play Wanda Maximoff, the powerful mutant. He will also play a major role in the sequel to Doctor Strange. Shooting in London started a couple of months ago. But Olsen clarifies in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that they have had to pause until further notice. The country faces a new wave of pandemic. In addition, hospitals do not give enough, so Disney has decided to stop the recordings.
“Since the hospitals are saturated we cannot go back to the recordings until that is solved. I am safe, spending time here, and very grateful to be able to work. Disney has kept me busy during the quarantine. ”
The UK is facing a strain of the Coronavirus ( COVID-19) that aims to be much more contagious. Added to the new strain is a lack of control of the situation and the country adds around 1000 deaths a day. Other countries have already put limitations on the entry of British travelers to curb the spread of the new strain. In addition, the country has ordered stricter measures to ensure that the situation can be improved.
Although these measures do not affect television and film production, it seems that Disney has not wanted to risk it. With the recordings of Doctor Stange on hold, it is possible that Disney has also stopped the filming of other titles with production in the country, such as the Little Mermaid movie. The national confinement in the United Kingdom will last until mid-February. So production is likely not to resume until then.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens in March 2022. Also, the studio started production earlier than expected. So for now there should be no fear that he would be delayed again. The Scarlet Witch and Vision series will serve as a precedent to the events of the film. Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, the series hits Disney + on January 15.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens on March 24, 2022.