It is now confirmed! More than 13 years after weaving the first Spider-Man trilogy at the cinema, the director Sam Raimi (also known for Evil Dead or The Fantastic World of Oz) will once again roam the paths of the Marvel universe.
Planned for a few months to stage the new adventures of Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (expected for November 2021), the director recently confirmed at the microphone of ComingSoon that he was indeed linked to the project.
It is by briefly evoking a certain scene from Spider-Man 2, produced in 2004, that Sam Raimi took the opportunity to clarify things. The sequence in question took place in the office of J. Jonah Jameson, angry editor of the Daily Bugle played by J.K. Simmons who was looking for a name to give to the new super villain of the city. Before finally opting for Dr. Octopus, he reviewed several options, including … Dr. Strange.
A name that came back to resonate a few years later in Sam Raimi’s career:
“I really liked Doctor Strange when I was little, but he always came after Spider-Man and Batman for me”, said the filmmaker at the microphone of Comingsoon. “It was probably my number 5 among the greatest comic book characters. It was so original! But when we shot this scene in Spider-Man 2, I had no idea that we would one day make a Doctor Strange movie, so it seemed very funny to me that by coincidence, this replica is found in the film. (…) I wish we could have seen in advance that I was going to be involved in this project. “
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