Sam Raimi to Direct ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’
It was confirmed earlier today through an interview with Coming Soon that Sam Raimi is set to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Raimi is mostly known for his work in directing the original Spider-Man trilogy where Tobey Maguire played the iconic web-slinger.
Raimi’s involvement in the Doctor Strange sequel was a rumor earlier this year. In his interview, Coming Soon asked him about the Doctor Strange reference in Spider-Man 2. For those unfamiliar, it’s when J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) wants to give Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) a villain name, and Ted Hoffman (Ted Raimi) suggests they call him “Doctor Strange.” Needless to say, they didn’t go with that name.
Facing the irony now, Raimi said, “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.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was scheduled for pre-production this summer, and while no official announcement has been made, this is most likely no longer the case due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sometimes it feels like the Spider-Man community is miserably stuck comparing the portrayals of the character and getting into useless arguments over the matter, so perhaps the man responsible for the iconic original trilogy joining the MCU will quiet down the chatter. Here’s hoping that Raimi will be welcomed into the MCU with open arms.
Regardless, this some is good news in a bad time, and I’m excited. Are you excited for Raimi to direct the Doctor Strange sequel? Let us know in the comment section below.