Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness promises to provide a unique experience and tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After creative differences led Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson to leave the sequel, Marvel Studios brought famed director Sam Raimi on board.
After directing the original Spider-Man trilogy–including the infamous Spider-Man 3–many were surprised to see Raimi taking charge of the mystic and ambitious Multiverse of Madness. Raimi has managed to gain quite the following over the course of his career, particularly for supernatural thrillers and horror films. Because horror seems so far outside of the MCU’s wheelhouse, some have been afraid that Marvel would dampen Raimi’s style and creative freedom. However, Marvel Studios producer Richie Palmer is assuring fans that this is not the case:
When it comes to a movie like this, where we’re incorporating a bunch of different genres, he’s the perfect man for the job, and that’s not even getting to how well he works with a camera or that he’s the master of suspense in his own right. We’re really leaning into those ‘Sam Raimi’ qualities and making this a truly Sam Raimi movie.Richie Palmer
Palmer also highly praises Raimi’s work and skill in the Spring 2022 D23 Magazine:
To have Sam Raimi working on this movie is an insane dream come true for all of us… He’s one of the godfathers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For him to pick up the Doctor Strange story after a Spider-Man movie that has Multiversal ties was really exciting for us. There is no one with better instincts. Whether it’s sci-fi, horror, comedy, or romance, Sam is the master.Richie Palmer
Raimi’s unique filmmaking style seems to have been highly encouraged and utilized in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel. The film’s trailer certainly caught fans’ eyes for its bold style and conjured up plenty of speculation over the movie’s anticipated ambitious and wild story. Raimi fans will have to wait until Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness released in theaters on May 6, 2022 to judge for themselves, but it looks like we are in for a treat.