Sam Raimi Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brings a new perspective to the MCU

Posted on 21 January 2021
By Pierce King
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Sam Raimi is at the helm for the first movie length instalment of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the excitement amongst fans is palpable.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has brought a lot of expectation and hype – mainly as there hasn’t been a Marvel movie released since Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019.

According to Elizabeth Olsen, who is returning as Wanda Maximoff in the film, Sam has been doing some interesting things behind the camera.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has entered production in London, but shooting has been halted due to lockdown 3.0.

While many things remain wrapped in mystery surrounding the shoot or whether they will be able to meet the film’s release scheduled for 2022, Elizabeth Olsen revealed Sam Raimi has added a dynamic new perspective to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What is particularly interesting is the idea that the WandaVision series on Disney+ links directly to events in the Doctor Strange sequel.

Olsen said: “Sam’s incredible to work with. He’s just such a unique human and I just think it’s fun getting to work with someone with such specific goals.

“And I love his use of camera and it’s definitely a use of camera that I’m not used to at all.”

One criticism of the MCU cannon is that it requires directors to sacrifice their unique visual style to align with their formula.

But it sounds like Marvel may be letting Sam Raimi bring the style that he’s so famous for into the Doctor Strange sequel, which is exiting for fans.