Sam Raimi In Talks To Direct Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

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There’s a lot of things happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe right now with the end of Avengers: Endgame. One of the most exciting things is the upcoming sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange, 2021’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Of course, things got a little wonky when Scott Derrickson, who directed 2016’s Doctor Strange, left the project due to “creative differences”.

Now a new directing contender has stepped into the ring. His name is familiar to fans of superhero movies: Sam Raimi.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Raimi, best known for the Evil Dead series and the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man franchise, has entered talks to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

Raimi’s horror-comedy style would make a great match for Doctor Strange, whose first film had some interesting things but didn’t really differentiate itself. In addition, the series of WandaVision and Loki are said to tie into the sequel with Elizabeth Olsen confirmed for the upcoming film

Now, currently, Raimi is just in talks for the film so nothing is definite yet. Hopefully, something would work out because the film is eyeing a May production start date.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on May 7, 2021.

Bec Heim