Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ filming on location in NYC right now


Over the last few weeks, No Parking signs for Checkmate have been popping up around NYC, and we’ve now confirmed they are for the Marvel movie, Doctor Strange.

Most of the movie will be shot at Pinewood-Shepperton Studio in the UK, beginning in December, but star Benedict Cumberbatch and company have already been spotted filming in Nepal, and now more Checkmate sighs have been spotted in Manhattan.

Dr. Strange was expected to shoot under the title Eye See You but, while filming in Nepal, all of the casting calls were posted for a movie called Checkmate. Other than that – and an active Reddit thread that was making the rounds – there was little evidence that Checkmate and Doctor Strange were indeed the same. Then, after some serious online digging and emailing a few contacts in New York City, we were able to find some of the crew information for Checkmate and, lo and behold, it matches the crew info for Doctor Strange.

Currently, there are signs for Checkmate filming at 11th Ave and 53rd St in NYC for tomorrow, Nov. 17.

In addition to Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Doctor Strange stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg and Mads Mikkelsen also star in Dr. Strange.

If you spot Doctor Strange, aka Checkmate, filming in New York, let us know about it via email at, or leave a comment below!


  1. There were Checkmate signs in my area , Port Jervis N.Y. They had 2 gray Lamborghinis parked at a neighboring fire house. ( i snapped a couple pics of them) . They were filming a chase scene at an area called the Hawk’s Nest in the town of Deerpark.


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