New ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Featurette Previews Sam Raimi’s Direction

The upcoming sequel is Raimi's first film since 2013's Oz the Great and Powerful.

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Marvel Studios has released a new featurette for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which centers on director Sam Raimi.

When Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Scott Derrickson was attached, and the film’s horror elements were teased. Derrickson then departed the project over “creative differences,” with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi taking over.

Sam Raimi had always talked about his love for Doctor Strange, even when he was helming the Spider-Man films, and got his chance to bring his take with the upcoming sequel. Of course, Raimi is also known for his horror work, and it sounds like Multiverse of Madness was the perfect fit. The sequel also marks Raimi’s first film since 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful.

The horror elements have remained a constant for Multiverse of Madness with Sam Raimi at the helm, and a recent featurette explores what the superhero movie veteran is bringing to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can watch the featurette below.

Here is the synopsis for the upcoming MCU film:

The MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Michael Waldron, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, and Patrick Stewart.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.