Sam Raimi, who helped launch the modern superhero movie with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” is in talks to direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, Variety has learned.
Raimi replaces original director Scott Derrickson, who Variety reported on Jan. 9 had officially departed the project due to creative differences. Derrickson will remain as an executive producer. Raimi, meanwhile, will need to get up to speed before the film’s scheduled production start date in May.
Via GeekTyrant. Raimi is not the grandfather of the MCU, but he’s definitely at least a collateral ancestor: his SPIDER-MAN informs a lot of what came after. Plus, and this is very important: Bruce Campbell, call your office. You might have to go wear a suit in the MCU after all*.
*No, seriously: this is a thing.