“But I’m a big fan of Marvel comics from the 1970s to 1990s,” says the filmmaker.
The output of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is approaching, and before discovering it in cinemas from May 4, its director, Sam Raimianswers questions from Fandango. The director of the trilogy Spiderman with Tobey Maguire, released in the cinema between 2002 and 2007, returns to the Marvel universe, but he admits that he has not seen everything in the cinematographic saga produced by Kevin Feige. Of the thirty or so blockbusters released since Iron Manin 2008, he cites only four: “I saw Iron Manthe first avengers, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, as well as excerpts from the other films. They did 28 movies, I only saw four or five of them, so I can’t say I’m familiar with the MCU. I liked what I saw elsewhere, but I’m not familiar with this universe. On the other hand, I’m a big fan of Marvel comics from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. So I know all these characters very well, their stories and how they can interact with each other. And the Marvel movies are inspired by that.”
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If he can’t make big revelations during this interview (Raimi neither confirms nor the presence of Patrick Stewart in Professor X, nor that of his friend Bruce Campbellwho nevertheless appears in cameo in all his films), this interview marks the occasion to specify that his blockbuster will include horror elements : Kevin Feige had already said in the press that he would sometimes evoke the atmosphere ofEvil Dead II (1987), the classic of the genre by Sam Raimi. He adds that if Spider-Man: No Way Home opened the door to the Multiverse by landing characters from other universes alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, this time it will be the opposite: Doctor Strange will be able to send heroes or villains from the “timeline” current in other worlds. We also know that the key character played by Benedict Cumberbatch will face his evil doubles, just like Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen). Finally, Raimi concludes by explaining that he would like find Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst for Spider Man 4, which they should have shot in the wake of n°3 released in 2007, but which fell through at the time. Sony then cast Andrew Garfield in the lead role, then recast the character in 2016 for Captain America: Civil War.
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