MCU fans mourn the original ‘Doctor Strange 2’ release date

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will see its titular hero traversing different dimensions, but Marvel fans are currently wishing they could do the same — so they could hop over to a universe where the movie came out today, as originally intended. While, in this reality, we have to wait six more weeks for the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring sequel to get here, in some other Earth out there in the multiverse, the film hit theaters this March 25.

Thanks to the continuing effects of the pandemic, Marvel Studios has had to reshuffle its Phase Four schedule multiple times, with Doctor Strange 2 being one of the productions that’s been delayed more than once. At one stage, however, this Friday would’ve been the day when MCU lovers around the globe got to witness what promises to be a truly epic event movie.

So, with nothing better to do with their time, fans are mourning the loss of this original release date today on social media.

The pain is real.

We’re all Wanda today.

*Sad witch crying*

On the other hand, some are looking on the “glass half-full” side of things and are seeing the positives in the hold-up.

And it’s worth pointing out that March 25 wasn’t even the very first release date Doctor Strange 2 had, with Marvel initially set to drop it on Nov. 5, 2021.

As one fan points out above, though, it probably is for the best that Marvel pushed back its due date as director Sam Raimi and his production team have been tweaking the film right up until the last minute to make it as good as can be, with Cumberbatch revealing that reshoots are still underway (or, at least, they were earlier this month). The upside of this is that it should be cinch to keep spoilers a secret as they’ll be no time for them to leak out.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness finally enters cinemas on May 6.