Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi talked about his history with Marvel Studios’ films.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now 27 films deep, with several shows also part of the canon. Sam Raimi joined the MCU as a comic book movie veteran for the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel thanks to his work on the original Spider-Man trilogy, but has he been keeping up with the modern superhero projects?
Multiverse of Madness might be Marvel Studios’ most ambitious project to date with the inclusion of characters from other franchises like Patrick Stewart’s Professor X. However, director Sam Raimi admitted to Fandango he’s only seen a handful of Marvel Studios films:
“Well, since you got to give a short story, I’m going to give a two-part answer. I had seen Iron Man, the first Avengers, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and little clips of the other movies. They’ve made 28 movies. I’ve only really seen four or five, so I’ll say not that familiar. That’s part one. By the way, I loved what I saw, but not that familiar. But part two is I was a giant fan of the Marvel comic books of the ’70s and ’80s and into the ’90s. So, I was super familiar with the characters, and their stories, and their interactions. That’s what the Marvel movies are based on. So that’s my answer.”
Here is the synopsis for Sam Raimi’s upcoming 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 movie 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.