Sam Raimi is locked in for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness
‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Evil Dead’ director Sam Raimi is officially joining the MCU where he’s locked in to direct the film Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness which will bring back Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/ Doctor Strange.
Raimi previously directed ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Spider-Man 2’ and ‘Spider-Man 3’ as well as the Evil Dead franchise. He’s also responsible for that classic scene from Spider-Man 2 with J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.
The sequel to the first Doctor Strange movie originally had Scott Derrickson who also directed the first movie. However, it was later reported that the director stepped down from his role but is still connected to the project as executive producer.
Meanwhile, Raimi’s involvement for the sequel was confirmed during a press junket for the film Quibi horror anthology series, 50 States of Fright. He was quoted saying:
I loved Doctor Strange as a kid, but he was always after Spider-Man and Batman for me, he was probably at number five for me of great comic book characters. He was so original, but when we had that moment in Spider-Man 2 I had no idea that we would ever be making a Doctor Strange movie, so it was really funny to me that coincidentally that line was in the movie. I gotta say I wish we had the foresight to know that I was going to be involved in the project.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was scheduled for release in May 2021 but is reportedly moved over to November 2021. Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be returning as Wong and Baron Karl Mordo respectively. It’s also reported that Elizabeth Olsen’s character Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff and even Paul Bettany.