It looks as though Sam Raimi might make his MCU debut as he is reported to be taking over as director for the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
If Raimi were to actually come on board to salvage the Doctor Strange sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch, there are a couple of reasons as to why he’s arguably the best man for the job. Well, we’ve already mentioned them.
Firstly, having created and directed the Evil Dead series, where the 60-year-old’s horror expertise is in line with the “scary” element of this film, as quoted by the outgoing Derrickson. Additionally, this won’t be his first Marvel movie stint, having worked on the Spider-Man IP with Tobey Maguire as the titular wall-crawler back in 2002 – 2007. As such, fans should have plenty of reason to still be hyped for the upcoming sequel.
Benedict Cumberbatch will return as the Sorcerer Supreme, alongside Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Benedict Wong as Wong. Joining them will be Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, whose upcoming Disney+ show WandaVision will be a direct tie-in to Multiverse of Madness.
Three new characters in Clea, Jericho Drumm and Namor the Sub-Mariner have been teased, though Marvel Studios hasn’t confirmed their presence nor any actors have been attached to them as of yet.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is still on schedule to release in theatres globally on 7 May 2021.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.