Doctor Strange 2 Writer Watched Raimi’s Spider-Man Movies To Prepare

The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness screenwriter reviewed Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies to get a better feel for the director’s style.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron watched Sam Raimi Spider Man trilogy to adhere to the director’s style. After making a name for himself in the 80s and 90s via diabolical death franchise, Raimi led Sony Spider Man films starring Tobey Maguire, helping bring superhero cinema into the 21st century. Now the horror lover is making his long-awaited return to the comic book genre (and his MCU debut) with one of the most anticipated films of the year, Multiverse of Madness. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez.


The Director of 2016 strange doctor, Scott Derrickson, was attached to direct the sequel but left the project due to creative differences. Therefore, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige tapped his former colleague and Marvel legend Raimi to take over. Before and after Derrickson left the picture, Multiverse of Madness was billed as the first MCU movie with a horror element. Suffice it to say, Raimi will stay true to that mandate as he leans into his propensity for jump scares. And, with a screenplay written by Loki designer Michael Waldron, Doctor Strange 2 is also set to delve deeper into the MCU’s multiverse than ever before.

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In an interview with SFX Magazine (Going through Doctor Strange Updates), Waldron talks about preparing for Multiverse of Madness. To better understand Raimi’s direction and write in a way that plays with that style, Waldron repeatedly revised the original. Spider Man trilogy. He explains, “[l] tried to identify his strengths, the things he really excels at, and figure out how I could write about that, the same way you would an actor.”

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At this point, Waldron is essentially the guardian of the MCU’s multiverse, fleshing out concepts like variants and alternate timelines/universes in Disney+. Loki while respecting what was already established in Avengers: Endgame. He spoke at length about how Doctor Strange 2 and Loki inform each other, the emotional stakes of the film, and the danger of broadening the scope too much. It seems that Waldron’s goal with Multiverse of Madness is to hold up a mirror to its main characters and underline the fact that Doctor Strange 2 is above all a film by Sam Raimi.

It’s safe to say that screenwriters don’t always write with the director in mind. That said, Waldron’s desire to capitalize on Raimi’s vision rather than just work within the general parameters of the MCU makes Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness all the more exciting. And if that’s not enough, the trailer images tease several variants, including an evil Strange/Strange Supreme, Defender Strange, and Patrick Stewart as a version of Professor X. In other words, this is of a thrill-packed Marvel movie. to make fans – both of the MCU as a whole and of Raimi – very excited.

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Source: SFX Magazine (via Doctor Strange Updates/Twitter)

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