The Spider-Man director will bring Marvel‘s first-ever horror-themed movie to the big screen
After months of speculation and fan high hopes, Future of the Force is delighted to report that Sam Raimi, director of the original Spider-Man trilogy is set to make a sensational return to the Marvel Universe for ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness‘.
Reports of his involvement have been circulating for some time, however, both the studio and the director have remained tight-lipped about his appointment … until now. While chatting with journalists via conference call about his Quibi series, 50 States of Fright, Raimi went on record to confirm that he’s working on Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, and also touched about the name-drop of the sorcerer supreme in Spider-Man 2!
“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”
Surprisingly, Raimi’s appointment isn’t the only staff change for the project. Recently, Michael Waldron, showrunner of Marvel’s Loki series on Disney+ has been bought in to write the screenplay replacing the outgoing Jade Barlett.
Raimi’s work on the original Spider-Man trilogy is still highly regarded by SpiderVerse fans and the notion of him returning to the fold to deliver the first-ever MCU horror movie is a tantalizing prospect. Thankfully, Scott Derrickson has remained attached to the project in an executive producer capacity which is welcome news. After all, it was Derrickson who pushed for the sequel to follow the original Doctor Strange comic books and delve into the darker aspects of the Marvel Universe.
Joining Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness will be Benedict Wong who reprises his role as Wong and Elizabeth Olson who will reprise her iconic MCU role as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness will magic its way into multiplexes on November 5, 2021.
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