Marvel President Kevin Feige told Raimi’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness will make Evil Dead II fans happy. Raimi was one behind the horrifying Evil Dead trilogy and previous Spider-man films. From the second trailer of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, the studio revealed some of the scary parts that we could never imagine in a Marvel film.
Feige, who worked with Raimi all those years ago on the Spider-Man film told Empire that “We want it to be a Sam Raimi movie,” Feige added. “We would give notes like, ‘This action is cool – you’re competing with Avengers and Spider-Man, no problem – but don’t forget the Sam Raimi parts.’ You will see just how Sam Raimi it is, in ways that will make fans of Evil Dead II very happy.”
“Our executive producer, Eric Carroll, and Richie Palmer [producer] were calling around to see who was interested, and Sam’s agent said, ‘What about Sam Raimi?’” he recalls. “We thought, ‘That would be incredible, but there’s no chance of that.’ But he wanted to come in and meet. And in the first meeting, it was amazing to reconnect with him, and see his enthusiasm to jump back into this world.” After his long absence (with various projects that never quite ignited along the way), Raimi was raring to go. “I have missed directing,” he says. “It’s really the only thing I know how to do. I couldn’t be a stockbroker or a banker or a plumber, and I’m thrilled to be working with my old friend Kevin Feige.”
Elizabeth Olsen already revealed that Doctor Strange 2 “It’s a very scary movie,” she said in a Q&A at the New York Film Academy (H/T Screen Rant). “It’s like old Sam Raimi. They’re trying to create the scariest Marvel movie.” (Via Gamesradar)
The film is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, with Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 6, 2022.