Marvel news seems to be cooking these days, with so many of their projects that are under wraps starting to gain some traction as they either confirm cast and crew information or start up production.
One film that I have been following closely is the Doctor Strange sequel titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. For one thing, that title is so bad ass, because it suggests the idea of Marvel playing around in the multiverse, not to mention Marvel honcho Kevin Feige once mentioned that this film would be their first foray into the world of horror.
Yes, Feige has since backpedaled on that comment, probably trying to remind audiences that Marvel will never go full-on R-rated horror, but maybe things will get a little spooky?
Anyways, Doctor Strange director and co-writer Scott Derrickson recently stepped down from the project, citing “creative differences”, which is usually never a good sign, especially since he was initially very excited to return to the fold.
But now Variety is reporting that Marvel may have tapped legendary horror director and no comic book slouch, Sam Raimi, to direct the film.
Raimi for those of you uneducated directed the OG Evil Dead series as well as Sony’s first three Spider-Man movies.
This could be great news as Raimi knows his way around comic book movies and horror movies and can possibly merge the two with ease. Of course, Marvel has their formula and structure that needs to be followed, but I wouldn’t put it past Raimi to bring some creativity into the fold, especially if we are dealing with the multiverse and craziness unlike anything before within the MCU.
I will note that this is all just chit-chat at this point and nothing is confirmed, aside from the sequel’s release date of May 2021 and the fact that star Benedict Cumberbatch will obviously be reprising his role.
What say you? Is Raimi the perfect pick or are you still butthurt about Oz: The Great and Powerful?
Source : Variety