Doctor Strange 2 - Sam Raimi Accidentally Reveals He's Set to Direct
Sam Raimi is set to direct the sequel to Doctor Strange.
Marvel fans couldn't be more excited at the latest news that claims Sam Raimi is set to direct the upcoming sequel to 'Doctor Strange.'
Previously, Scott Derrickson was expected to circle the director's chair for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.' However, he later dropped out over 'creative differences' in January.
Towards the beginning of February, Raimi's name began making the rounds, fueling speculations he's set to take the mantle from Derrickson.
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The filming was originally planned in June, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means it'll inevitably be postponed (although pre-production is currently continuing).
Speaking to Coming Soon, Raimi accidentally slipped out the fact that he's involved in the film while referencing a Doctor Strange joke that featured in his film 'Spider-Man 2' starring Tobey Maguire.
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The creator of the cult horror 'Evil Dead' said, "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."
Raimi continued, "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."
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There's yet to be an official confirmation from Marvel, but it's fair to say this looks as good a confirmation as it gets.
Raimi is most noted for his work in the Spider-Man trilogy between 2002 and 2007. He most recently directed the American fantasy adventure film 'Oz the Great and Powerful' (2013).
Meanwhile, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is slated to release on 5th November 2021.
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