Benedict Cumberbatch on Sam Raimi
In an interview about Benedict Cumberbatch‘s upcoming spy thriller The Courier, Collider staff member Steve Weintraub asked the actor about working with Sam Raimi, the director of the upcoming Stephen Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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“Of course you can waste your time asking a Marvel question,” Cumberbatch dryly replied.
Weintraub apparently pressed on, as Cumberbatch remarked that working with Raimi during the ongoing production of Dr. Strange 2 has been a truly collaborative experience.
While Dr. Strange 2 will not be Raimi’s first Marvel movie, having previously helmed the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy, it is his first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And obviously, people are very curious about his latest MCU feature, and they have a ton of questions about what to expect from the film, which will pick up after the events of WandaVision.
Sam Raimi Brings His Collaborative History to the MCU
Raimi is notable for his collaborative creative relationships, many of which have frequently returned for additional collaboration throughout his career. For example, after originating the character of Ashley Williams in Evil Dead (1983), actor Groovy Bruce Campbell has appeared in many of Raimi’s movies.
And Raimi’s long-standing penchant for collaboration is already paying off with Dr. Strange 2, as the director will be working alongside Danny Elfman, who will be scoring the film. Excitingly, this mean that Elfman’s working on another Marvel project (the composer previously scored Spider-Man 2 for Raimi).
According to Cumberbatch, that spirit of collaboration doesn’t just exist behind the scenes: it extends to in front of the camera, as well.
“It’s been a very, very collaborative process, this one,” Cumberbatch told Collider. “The second time around, there’s a bit more of, ‘So what do you want to do, and how do we go about solving this?'”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Here at Marvel Blog, we think this says some very promising things about the upcoming Stephen Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, coming to theaters in 2022.
But one of the things we’re most excited about is the implications it has for the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who is rumored to play a role in Dr. Strange 2. All reports indicate that Olsen went above and beyond developing Wanda’s character over the course of WandaVision, and now that she’s fully actualized as a master of Chaos Magic more powerful than Strange himself, we’d love to see where she takes the Scarlet Witch from here!
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