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Sam Raimi In Talks For ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’

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Marvel Studios back in July 2019 announced Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness which is being tied into December 2020 Disney+ WandaVision series. We’d learned just about a month ago that director Scott Derrickson would not be returning for the sequel and that a search for a new director is on. To the surprise of many, it appears that Marvel is in talks on some level with Sam Raimi on it. There is a known-quantity element to the idea because he did the three original Spider-Man movies for Sony in the early 2000s and this is a very different world in which such films are being made. So there’s positives but you can also see the potential for real clashes.

Nothing is firm at this time but it looks like it’s progressing fast on this track, especially with Production expected to begin in May and it being tied to other properties – something that might once have rankled the esteemed director but may now be something he finds far more interested with its connected nature.

The film is scheduled for a May 7th, 2021 release.

The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo. Rachel McAdams is not reprising her role as Dr. Christine Palmer from the first film.

Property Concept: Stephen Strange was a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon who, after a career-ending accident, discovers a world of sorcery, magic and world-bending dynamics that inevitably turns him into a superhero figure.

 

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