Shooting is underway at the UK’s Longcross Studios on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the superhero surgeon who defends the world against mystical threats.
Produced by Marvel Studios, the feature is a sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange and Avengers: Endgame, and marks the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star.
Sam Raimi is in the director’s chair, having replaced Scott Derrickson earlier this year; Derrickson remains involved as an executive producer.
Longcross Studios is one of the UK’s key production hubs, permanent home to the long-running BBC One hit period drama Call the Midwife. It recently hosted filming on Kenneth Branagh’s big-screen adaptation of Death on the Nile.
The demand for UK studio space is huge, and as a result there are several major expansion schemes in the pipeline as well as plans for new, purpose-built sites due to open in the next two years.
Doctor Strange image © 2015 - Marvel Studios.