Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently one of the most hotly anticipated movies to be slated for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the only thing currently hindering it is the loss of Scott Derrickson as director after his success with the first installment.
However, there is hope on the horizon as Variety has reported that Marvel directing alumn Sam Raimi is in talks with Disney to take over the helm as director for the upcoming horror-themed sequel.
Raimi is probably most famous among comic-book movie fans for helping to kickstart Marvel’s comic-book movie renaissance in the early 2000s with the first Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire.
While the final entry to his Spider-Man trilogy, Spider-Man 3, was met with mixed to negative reviews originally and has since been one of several Marvel movies that fans dub “missed opportunities”, Raimi’s other directing roles include Oz the Great and Powerful and The Evil Dead movies as well as the TV spinoff Ash vs The Evil Dead. The horror genre obviously isn’t out of the director’s wheelhouse, and neither is the fantasy and mystical elements that the first Doctor Strange movie also had.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is already gearing up hype after originally announcing the official introduction of the MCU’s multiverse, the reveal that Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch would be a supporting character in the movie after her Disney+ series WandaVision airs this year.
The most recent character reveal for the movie is the rumored introduction of comic-book fan-favorite America Chavez, who is known as an alternate dimensional Latina LGBT teen superhero famous for being part of the Young Avengers.
It is also worth noting that even though this movie lost its director several months ago, the scheduled release for the movie has not changed from its original planned slot as it is still being slated for the Spring of 2021.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees MCU stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Wong return as Doctor Stephen Strange, Wanda Maximoff and Wong respectively. With Rachel McAdams expected to return as Christine Palmer and as yet unknown actors starring as America Chavez and potentially Dormammu’s daughter Clea.appearing in some capacity in the movie.
The movie is set to either tie-in or continually immediately follow the events of Disney+ shows WandaVision and Loki, despite no mention on if Loki will appear in the movie.
What do you think of Sam Raimi potentially directing the Doctor Strange sequel?