Sam Raimi Talks Doctor Strange 2 Horror Influences


Doctor Strange 2 (Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness) is going to be something of a horror movie, at least, according to its director, Sam Raimi.

He spoke of how horror helped influence him when he was directing Doctor Strange 2 during a recent Q&A of which Small Screen was a part of.

Here’s what Sam Raimi had to say when he was asked what it was like when he heard Doctor Strange 2 would be Marvel’s first horror movie:

It was great. When Kevin announced that this movie would be the first entry for Marvel, putting their toe into the world of horror, I couldn’t wait to see what they’d do.

Raimi then went on to add how his horror background helped influence parts of Doctor Strange 2:

I was able to make those horror films that I made in my youth, that stuff I was able to apply to the spooky sequences that are in this film.

Doctor Strange 2 is going to be a horror movie, says Sam Raimi


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Scott Derrickson was originally going to direct Doctor Strange 2.

However, he ended up leaving the project due to “creative differences”.

At the time, there was some speculation that he left the project because he wanted to make the movie more of a horror movie and Marvel wanted it to be “horror-inspired”.

That could have very well been the issue between Derrickson and Marvel.

However, Marvel Studios then went out and hired one of the kings of horror in Sam Raimi.

It’ll be very interesting to see how much of a horror movie Doctor Strange 2 ends up being.

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Are you looking forward to watching Doctor Strange 2?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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