View Full Version : Sam Raimi confirms hes directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

April 20th, 2020, 21:40
By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, its official! The man who technically kick-started the modern age of Marvel superhero blockbusters with his Spider-Man trilogy*, is now joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following on from reports in February (https://www.criticalhit.net/entertainment/sam-raimi-in-talks-to-direct-doctor-strange-in-the-multiverse-of-madness/) that Marvel had been in early talks with Sam Raimi, the veteran filmmaker has now confirmed that his officially helming the upcoming (still incredibly titled) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The upcoming Doctor Strange sequel was supposed to have seen original director/writer Scott Derickson and co-writer C.Robert Cargill would be returning alongside the primary cast led by Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorceror Supreme. However, in January (https://www.criticalhit.net/entertainment/scott-derrickson-steps-down-as-doctor-strange-2-director/), Derrickson and Cargill both exited the picture due to creative differences. Derrickson, who had been known as purely a horror director before bringing mind-bending visual creativity to Doctor Strange, had been talking up how much more the superhero sequel would lean into the horror aspect. Some suspected that this was the point which Marvel disagreed with.