Back in February, Variety reported that Marvel Studios was looking at former Spider-Man director Sam Raimi to take over Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Now, we have solid confirmation from ComingSoon that indeed confirms him for the film.
The trade recently sat down with Raimi to talk about his new Quibi series 50 States of Fright he confirms his involvement with the Doctor Strange 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.”
The film is still in pre-production and is still on track to start filming in June. No word on if this will change depending on the world quarantine.
“After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend-turned-enemy puts an end to his plans and causes Strange to unleash unspeakable evil.”
Directed by Sam Raimi (the original Spider-Man trilogy) and written by Jade Bartlett (The Turning), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer supreme, Benedict Wong as Wong, and will introduce Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch as her Disney+ series WandaVision will lead directly into the film. Rachel McAdams who played Dr. Christine Palmer in the first film is not expected to return.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will now hit theaters November 5, 2021.