Sam Raimi is already known in the Marvel world as the director of the 2002-2007 Spider Man trilogy, and even more famous for his Evil Dead franchise, so bring Raimi back into the Marvel fold for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness would never result in a light and airy rom-com-style film. Marvel Boss Kevin Feige knows this better than many, having worked as an associate/executive producer on Raimi’s original Spider Man movies, and he’s happy that Raimi is aboard the MCU train for the darker and scarier addition of the franchise.
“Everything we do at Marvel Studios is from the audience point of view, and how do we make the audience feel a certain way, or how do we evoke an emotion in an audience? I really feel like I learned that by watching Sam. on the Spider-Man movies,” Kevin Feige told Rotten Tomatoes about the Sony Pictures production. “I was just very lucky to work there for the former head of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad, and just watch. Watching Avi, watching Laura Ziskin, the producer on that, watching Amy Pascal, who ran the studio at the time, and most importantly Sam Raimi put those films together.”
“So now, in the position that Sam is back in the Marvel universe and working for us on Doctor Strange, which aside from Spider-Man – both Steve Ditko co-creations – was his favorite character, is really quite remarkable and comes full circle for me personally from my journey at Marvel,” Feige continued. and to see how Sam Raimi put his Sam Raimi stamp on Doctor Strange, on the Multiverse, on Marvel.”
Just like Peter Jackson, who made and directed low-budget gory horror movies like bad taste and brain dead to Lord of the Rings and King Kong, Sam Raimi is more than capable of making a regular movie, but mixing it with its dark style, and having been responsible for The Evil Death and drag me to hellThere’s no doubt that Raimi can bring some disturbing sequences to the table. I’ve already gotten a glimpse of what can be held in the multiverse opened by LokiIn the finale, there are many dark and sinister creatures that can be brought out of the shadows.
“For people who know what that stamp is, they can be very excited,” Feige said. “And for people who don’t know what that stamp is yet, I can’t wait to see this movie, be blown away by it and go, ‘What else has he done?’, and delve into Sam Raimi’s filmography – that is one of the best of all time.”
Michael Waldron, who acted as lead writer of Loki and wrote the script for Doctor Strange’s next outing, talked about the film and worked with Sam Raimi while chatting with friends from work. “[Going into the horror world is] clearly something that Scott Derrickson, the director of the first movie, does so well…obviously you feel that influence in the first,” Waldron told Friends From Work. “Even though it’s not a horror movie, there’s like this kind of spookiness through. It’s part of what makes that movie work so well. It’s cool, I’m glad there was the chance to maybe push [the sequel] in a slightly narrower direction. Just because Sam does it so well.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters in March 2022. This news came on ComicBook.com.
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