Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Is Marvel Studios’ Maiden Trip Into Real World Horror
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is one movie that fans have their eyes set on. The sequel to Sorcerer Supreme’s story is being eyed as the first ‘goth’ or ‘dark’ movie in the MCU.
Heads Up! Marvel Studios encountered quite a few real-life horrors making Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness
- Marvel’s Horrors in Making the Sequel
- Sam Raimi’s Direction of Multiverse
- The Villains
- The Psychedelic Creatures
The movie puts together Wanda Maximoff and Stephen Strange in the Multiverse. The WandaVision and Loki Disney Plus Series are set to tie into Doctor Strange’s storyline. Infusing Wanda and Loki’s magic into Strange’s Multiverse. Taking the viewers into the deep dark corners of magic and madness
If at all its possible the November 2021 release might introduce the Cancerverse and pit heroes against the Many-Angled Ones. Meaning, we could see twisted versions of popular characters like Captain America, Iron Man and Thor as villains.
But even before making the movie Marvel Studio encountered its own madness to find the right direction and create balance in the MCU.
Marvel’s Horrors in Making the Sequel
Last Year, when the movie was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con then director Scott Derrickson announced that Doctor Strange 2 would be the “first scary MCU movie.” That got fans excited as Doctor Strange’s multiverse is full of dark, mystical, magical creatures. It’s often an out worldly experience. However, in the last year, there’s a change in the scheme of things.
Soon after Comic-Con the news surfaced that Deliver Us From Evil and The Exorcism of Emily Rose fame director Derrickson will be an executive producer of the movie.
The studio and director clashed over ‘creative difference’ and soon Spider-Man Trilogy fame director Sam Raimi stepped into director’s position. Marvel Studio makes family-friendly movies. The ‘horror’ aspect of the MCU still needs to be balanced for a wider audience and director Scott Derrickson’s ideas about the movie clashed with that of Studios.
Sam Raimi was brought in as the director for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness to create the right balance. Later Kevin Feige said at New York Film Academy “I wouldn’t necessarily say that [it’s a] horror film.” Citing examples of movies like Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins and Poltergeist he further explained.”It’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it.”
Director Sam Raimi Brings Right Amount of Horror to the Table
The Multiverse Villains
Doctor Strange in the comics has bizarre otherworldly characters. From Nightmare to Mephisto all the Doctor Strange villains are horrifying and known to be over the top.
We’ve seen what Raimi did with Green Goblin in the Spider-Man trilogy. He was demonic scary. We have seen the otherworldly, gore, satanic inspiration in director Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. So he fits the bill perfectly. Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness villains is to watch out for.
Talking about previous references made about Doctor Strange in Sony’s Spider-Man movies Raimi said, “I had no idea that we would ever be making a Doctor Strange movie, so it was really funny to me that coincidentally that line was in the movie. I gotta say I wish we had the foresight to know that I was going to be involved in the project.”
Psychedelic Weird Creatures
The first Doctor Strange movie gave us a glimpse of the multiverse on a psychedelic trip. There are many wavy, fuzzy, out of this world kind of sequences in the movie. Given that the Multiverse is expanding exponentially in the sequel Raimi’s work is something to look forward to.
Raimi is good at creating a legion of weird creatures like he did in Drag Me to Hell. He is also wonderful at creating vivid, bone-chilling sequences that are not exploitive.
Raimi can bring a unique perspective with his experience physically creating images that make audiences’ skin crawl.