Doctor Strange 2 It will be scarier because Sam Raimi replaced original director Scott Derrickson, according to Michael Waldron. Five years have passed since Dr. Strange’s first solo outing in 2016, and Benedict Cumberbatch will return to his role as Sorcerer Supreme in the 2022 sequel, officially titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity. The long break between movies is of course due to the coronavirus pandemic along with a few other hurdles that slowed development.
Scott Derrickson, who wrote and directed the first film, was scheduled to return for the sequel, but left the project early on due to creative differences. Marvel then brought the Spiderman Sam Raimi, director of the trilogy and horror buff, on board to join Michael Waldron as lead writer, who now plays the same role in Loki. Along with the return of its titular surgeon turned sorcerer, Doctor Strange 2 will catch up with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch after the events of WandaVision, though it’s currently unclear how it will tie into the sequel’s plot.
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Now, during an appearance in the Work buddies podcast, Loki Y Doctor Strange 2Lead writer Michael Waldron is opening up about the experience of creating the sequel alongside Sam Raimi. Waldron admits that the first Strange doctor It wasn’t a horror movie, but it had a certain “sroughness along it, ”Which I wanted to build on for the sequel, especially since I was working with such a prolific horror director on Raimi. With the additional time given to them due to delays related to the pandemic, Waldron and his co-writer Jade Bartlett were able to push the sequel into a “direction a little scarier. “Read Waldron’s full quote from the podcast below:
So when we got to this one, we were … I felt so lucky … the work that he had done on the first, the work that he and the previous writer on the second, Jade Bartlett, you know they’ve worked a little on the second, and it is as if you have submerged. In this case, COVID gave Sam and I more time to make it our … It’s great, I’m glad there’s a chance to maybe push in a slightly scarier direction. Just because Sam does it so well.
Previously, Waldron said that he and Raimi had to start completely from scratch when they took over the Derrickson project. This implies that Doctor Strange 2 It will be entirely his own work, though Waldron admitted they drew on the slightly creepy foundation that Derrickson laid down in the first film, as Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Mordo, who will return for the sequel.
It remains to be seen what “scariest directionThe sequel will take, but will likely play out across the multiverse, as indicated by the title and the direction that Phase 4 appears to be taking thus far. The film’s supposed villain, Shuma-Gorath, a monstrous interdimensional entity, certainly seems to be in keeping with the terror Waldron describes. Once the marketing campaign stops Doctor Strange 2 begins, its slightly creepier angle will certainly become more apparent.
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