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Twitter Reacts To News That Sam Raimi May Direct 'Doctor Strange 2'

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 6, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 6, 2020 |


Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe cemented the superhero genre, Sam Raimi was setting the stage with trilogy of Spider-Man movies. He offered audiences high-flying action, heartbreaking scenes of sacrifice, and a gleeful whimsy that sometimes veered into the ridiculous. Thirteen years later, this genre pioneer may be returning to superhero cinema as the helmer of the Doctor Strange sequel.

Variety reports Raimi is in talks to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson ditched over “creative differences.”

On paper, Raimi seems an excellent choice to take on this particular branch of the MCU, which blends superhero stories with a darker, horror-influenced edge. Raimi not only made the Spider-Man Trilogy but also forged his reputation in horror, creating the iconic Evil Dead trilogy. However, Raimi’s reputation has been marred by the missteps of Spider-Man 3, which has become a laughing stock, and his last studio offering, the deeply terrible Oz the Great and Powerful.

So, what does Twitter have to say about Raimi’s potential return to Marvel movies? It’s a mixed bag!

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is slated to open May 7, 2021.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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