And there’s nothing we love more than “very Sam Raimi.”
When Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange) stepped away from the project due to creative differences, Sam Raimi stepped in to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for Marvel, a perfect fit given Raimi’s history with Marvel superhero movies and of course, horror movies. The sequel was originally advertised as, after all, a horror film.
This will actually be Raimi’s second superhero-horror movie, as he of course directed the original superhero movie Darkman back in 1990. That film, which blended horror, comedy and action, could best be described as “very Sam Raimi,” and indeed it sounds like the upcoming sequel to Doctor Strange is going to be nothing if not a “very Sam Raimi” type movie.
Speaking with Vanity Fair, that’s precisely how writer Michael Waldron describes it.
“I can tell you that it’s a ride…very Sam Raimi,” Waldron tells Vanity Fair this week. “The film is incredibly visually thrilling.”
He continues, “John Mathieson, our D.P., who shot Gladiator and Logan—I think the look of it is going to be unlike anything you’ve seen in the MCU before.”
Raimi’s return to the world of Marvel will release in theaters on March 25, 2022.