Marvel Studios recently lost writer/director Scott Derrickson, who left Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness over creative differences and left the project without an official director.
Variety now reports that Sam Raimi (Spider-Man 1-3, Evil Dead) is in talks to replace Derrickson.
Sam Raimi, who helped launch the modern superhero movie with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” is in talks to direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, Variety has learned. Raimi replaces original director Scott Derrickson, who Variety reported on Jan. 9 had officially departed the project due to creative differences. Derrickson will remain as an executive producer. Raimi, meanwhile, will need to get up to speed before the film’s scheduled production start date in May.
Raimi is no stranger to Marvel Comics superheroes having directed the original Spider-Man trilogy for Sony Pictures and almost directed Spider-Man 4 before production shutdown.
Filming on Doctor Strange 2 is expected to begin this May at Pinewood Studios UK in England, the stage location that was recently used for Black Widow and Eternals.
Sam has previously worked with Disney on the James Franco film Oz The Great & Powerful.
Kevin Feige has revealed that Disney+ shows WandaVision and Loki would be lining-up stuff in Doctor Strange 2.
Rumors have suggested the sequel could include characters such as America Chavez aka Miss America, Brother Voodoo, Clea, and the return of Baron Mordo.
It sounds like the film will be a big team-up event.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness will star Benedict Cumberatch and Elizabeth Olsen with a release date of May 7th, 2021.