The iconic Spider-Man director and creator of Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, will direct the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness. The original director of the first Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson, was supposed to direct the sequel but back in January, he stepped down from his position seemingly due to creative differences. So it was up in the air for a while about who was going to helm Doctor Strange’s second solo film.
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Raimi announced that he would be directing the film during a press event where he talked about his new horror anthology series on the new streaming service, Quibi. While there, he talked about how Doctor Strange was on his list of great comic book characters.
It’s going to be so cool to have the director of the first Spiderman movies I fell in love with back in the chair with another superhero, especially one as interesting and unique as Doctor Strange. The title leaves so much to the imagination and of course, in true Marvel fashion, the public knows very little, in fact almost nothing about the plot. We do know that our faves will be back, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, obviously. Other cast members include Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, who we haven’t seen since the end of the first Doctor Strange; the film will also feature Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen. But Rachel McAdams may not be returning as Strange’s love interest, Dr. Palmer. Apparently the Disney + shows, Loki and Wandavision, will tie into the film somehow.
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The film could explore where in the heck Loki went after he stole the tesseract (the space stone) while the Avengers were in the past during the events of Avengers: End Game… it could also explore where Mordo has been because in-universe, it’s been years. We don’t know if he got snapped or not, or what he’s been using his mystical arts knowledge for, or if he continued his plan by taking away people’s power who learned sorcery from the Ancient One. There’s so much that can be done!
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The original date for release was in May of next year but has since been pushed back until November 5, 2021.
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