Just earlier this year, news reports surfaced stating that Sam Raimi, director of the original Spider-Man trilogy, was in talks to direct the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Well, now it is officially confirmed that Raimi will be working on the project, and the news came from none other than the director himself.
In an interview with Coming Soon and a few other news outlets for his new Quibi series, 50 States of Fright, Raimi discussed his past and future involvements with Marvel. While doing so, he casually confirmed that he will be involved with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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.
For those who forgot, the was a scene in Spider-Man 2 where J Jonah Jameson and Ted Hoffman of the Daily Bugle were coming up with a supervillain name for Otto Octavius and passed on using Doctor Strange as the name was already taken.
The confirmation of Raimi’s involvement with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will come as welcome news to many, especially those who liked his original Spider-Man trilogy.
Though it is unclear yet what events will transpire in the film, especially since Loki’s head writer Michael Waldron has been pulled on board to rewrite the script from Jade Bartlett. What we do know for now is that Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch will play a major role in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel.
Filming for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was expected to begin in May, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, pre-productions have been pushed back to June.