When it was officially announced that Benedict Cumberbatch would return as Doctor Strange in the third Spider-Man film, it made many wonders how it would tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The sequel was originally going to release May 7th, 2021 until it got pushed back by an entire year while the third Spider-Man film kept its original release. Well, in a new piece by GQ they’ve highlighted that the film’s plot was rewritten once they realized they had to postpone the Doctor Strange sequels due to the pandemic.
So, Multiverse of Madness was originally going to set up the multiversal madness that Peter’s about to face. So, there’s a chance that his wish to make sure no one remembers him that leads to the spell not working might’ve been added in once the delay arrived. Of course, that may have been part of the story but the way they end up unleashing it could’ve been changed. Holland highlights that the script was rewritten on a daily basis, especially for the third act.
You could ask the director, ‘What happens in act three?’ And his response would be, ‘I’m still trying to figure it out.Tom Holland
It’s not uncommon for the script to get rewritten as production goes on. Many lines are improvised and sometimes what was put down on paper doesn’t quite work out as one envisioned it originally. The writers, director, and actors working together brings the final vision to life and it’ll be interesting to see what they’ve brought together once it releases next month.