Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell would to like to join Doctor Strange 2
Following ComingSoon.net’s exclusive quote with Sam Raimi yesterday where he confirmed that he is set to make his MCU debut as director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Raimi’s long-time collaborator Bruce Campbell took to Twitter to express his interest in also joining Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated MCU film!
Given their history together, the possibility of Campbell taking on a cameo or even a significant role for Doctor Strange 2 is very likely, as the actor and Raimi have worked together on a number of films such as the classic Evil Dead franchise, the 1985 comedy film Crimewave, and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy where Campbell made three different/memorable cameos.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is being described as the first horror film in the MCU with Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch returning as the titular sorcerer supreme and Elizabeth Olsen also appearing as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. According to Kevin Feige, the upcoming Disney+ shows WandaVision and Loki will both directly impact the events the Doctor Strange sequel.
Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch recently appeared in this year’s highest-grossing film of all time, Avengers: Endgame, where they were both last seen attending Tony Stark’s funeral. Loki also appeared in Endgame and was last seen after the events of the Avengers’ first battle in New York, where he escapes with the Tesseract cube.
Originally set to be directed by Scott Derrickson, the sequel will now be helm by Spider-Man‘s Sam Raimi with Loki head writer Michael Waldron set to rewrite the script that was first written by The Turning scribe Jade Bartlett. Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong will be reprising their roles, with Rachel McAdams not expected to return to her role of Dr. Christine Palmer.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on November 5, 2021.
The first Doctor Strange movie was released in 2016 with Benedict Cumberbatch starring in the titular role. Joining him in the film were Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West. It also featured the MCU debut of critical characters from the pages of Marvel Comics, including Benedict Wong as Wong, plus Mads Mikkelsen as villain Kaecilius, and Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One (who is of Celtic origin in the film instead of East Asian origin). Doctor Strange was directed by Scott Derrickson, whose previous credits were primarily horror films like The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, and Deliver Us from Evil.