“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, sequel have Sam Raimi in talks to direct
Sam Raimi is in talks to direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, Variety has learned.
Mind behind Evil Dead trilogy and the original live-action Spider-Man franchise, Raimi hasn’t had a directing credit since the 2017 short film The Black Ghiandola, now Raimi replaces Scott Derrickson, that had officially departed the project due to creative differences. Derrickson is out of direction, but will remain as an executive producer.
Benedict Cumberbatch is returning as the Sorcerer Supreme. Benedict Wong (sorcerer Wong) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo) are also expected to reprise their roles from the original film.
Elizabeth Olsen reprises her role as Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda Maximoff, for a storyline that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has said will link up with her Disney Plus series “WandaVision,” which will debut in December.
For now, Marvel had no comment about this.
Last month, Scott Derrickson, director and co-writer of Doctor Strange 2016, who introduced Benedict Cumberbatch’s Ultimate Sorcerer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, left stepping down as director of Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Madness Multiverse.
Derrickson also said the decision was mutual.
“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on ‘Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences,” Derrickson tweeted. “I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is scheduled to open on May 7, 2021.