Sam Raimi Talks Challenges of Non-MCU Characters in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’
The upcoming sequel is among the most anticipated film in Marvel’s Phase Four slate but isn’t spared from difficulties, as director Sam Raimi talks about the challenges of non-MCU characters in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Few films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have inspired the same speculation and theorization that has derived from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Taking audiences into a multiversal adventure that picks up right where Spider-Man: No Way Home left off as Marvel’s resident sorcerer takes on the alternate realities and variants of some of our favorite Marvel characters.
The film has become one of the most theorized entries into the MCU, with many fans attempting to uncover the varying characters set to make their debut in the current Marvel Universe.
Although the specifics of just who could appear is less a secret that the reality that there are a plethora of characters who will make their first appearances, and in a brand new interview, the director of the film spoke on how difficult it is to navigate that fact.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Sam Raimi talks about the challenges of non-MCU characters in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and how to orchestrate that very specific dichotomy.
Raimi stated, “I think if that situation appears, sometimes the best answer is to just let the character who’s experiencing this new character react truthfully.”
“Now, if there was a famous character from another universe that appeared in Multiverse of Madness,” Raimi noted, “I’m not sure that our Doctor Strange would even know who he was; he might blow him off and not make it any big deal at all.”
The director continued, “I think a truthful response can sometimes be the funniest or the most engaging for an audience.”
It will be incredibly interesting to see how Doctor Strange will react to characters he is unsure of, even if they are characters that we as an audience know and love; and it is no doubt a challenge to balance the interactions we hope they would have, and one they will actually have.