Sam Raimi Confirms He Is Directing ‘Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse Of Madness’

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Sam Raimi Confirms He Is Directing ‘Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse Of Madness’

Following the departure of Doctor Strange Director, Scott Derrickson, from the sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness rumors began to circulate that Marvel Studios was in talks with The Evil Dead trilogy and original Spider-Man trilogy Director, Sam Rami, to helm Derrickson’s replacement. Scott Derrickson announced that his departure from the project was due to “creative differences”, however fans felt a bit off on the idea considering how Edgar Wright left production late on Ant-Man back in 2014. With news that Sam Raimi, one of the most inventive directors working today, will be the Director following Derrickson, fans may be more keen to the idea of someone joining late before production begins.

Sam Raimi

In speaking during a conference call with and , Raimi spoke about the reference to the Sorcerer Supreme in Spider-Man 2 and confirmed his involvement in the sequel:

“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. 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.”

— Sam Raimi

Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange, Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness was originally slated for release on May 5th, 2021, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, which subsequently delayed production on any Disney project, has been delayed to November 5th, 2021 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.

What are your thoughts on Sam Raimi directing the Doctor Strange sequel? Let us know in the comments.

Chris Nugent is a pop culture writer for Up Your Geek. He is a BBA Graduate and student of film from Mount Royal University in Canada. He has spent the last three years administrating and writing for different entertainment pages and websites. Chris enjoys travelling to different Cons and Expos around the world and hopes to one day host one of these events. Opinions are my own.

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