Sam Raimi is in talks to take over Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for Marvel Studios. The director of the original Spider-Man trilogy would be taking up the reigns after Scott Derrickson left the project in early January after citing "creative differences". Sam Raimi not only directed the first three Spider-Man films, he also created The Evil Dead, and has directed such hits as Drag Me to Hell, Oz the Great and Powerful for Disney, and produced many, many other big budget and smaller budget projects.
Raimi will walk into a production set to go in front of cameras in May. That is not a lot of lead time, but if anyone can do it he can. He really is just one of those creative types who can break down any genre story to its bones and wring all of the awesomeness onto the screen. He almost feels too perfect for the project.
Benedict Cumberbatch is back in the film as Doctor Strange of course, and it is expected that Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will also be back as Wong and Mordo. I wonder how many strands from the first one will be picked up on, especially since we also know that Elizabeth Olsen will play Scarlet Witch in the film as well. Kevin Feige has said that this will have a slightly more horror tone to it, which means Sam Raimi will fit right in and feel at home.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 7th, 2021.
First reported by Variety