By Stephen Ippolito | April 14th, 2020
Earlier this year, MCU fans ware thrilled to hear that Sam Raimi was in talks with Marvel Studios to take over directing duties of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Raimi, director of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy, would take over responsibilities from Scott Derrickson, who left the project a month earlier. Since then, even though it was clear he was hired, there has been no official announcement by the studio. In an interview with ComingSoon.Net, Raimi broke his silence for the first time and all but confirmed that he is indeed directing the film.
“I loved Doctor Strange as a kid, but he was always after Spider-Man and Batman for me, he was probably at number five for me of great comic book characters,” Raimi described. “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.”
Originally scheduled to open May 2021, the sequel like most of Phase 4 films, was pushed back to November 2021. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will see Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role as the Sorcerer Supreme. He will also be joined by Elizabeth Olsen, who reprises her role as Wanda Maximoff.