DOCTOR STRANGE 2 Director Sam Raimi Rumored To Be Top Choice To Helm AVENGERS: SECRET WARS

DOCTOR STRANGE 2 Director Sam Raimi Rumored To Be Top Choice To Helm AVENGERS: SECRET WARS DOCTOR STRANGE 2 Director Sam Raimi Rumored To Be Top Choice To Helm AVENGERS: SECRET WARS

Marvel Studios has yet to announce a director for Avengers: Secret Wars, but a new rumor suggests that Kevin Feige and co. may be looking to bring on Multiverse of Madness' Sam Raimi to helm the project...

By MarkCassidy - Sep 06, 2023 04:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Avengers: Secret Wars

Marvel Studios has yet to announce a director for what could well be shaping up to be the biggest MCU movie of all time, Avengers: Secret Wars, but a new rumor is now claiming that Kevin Feige and co. might be zeroing in on the filmmaker behind a recent MCU sequel.

A previous report indicated that the studio may have been looking at tried and tested directors behind some of the most popular and successful movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to ensure the hugely ambitious project is in safe hands, including Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther).

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton - who is set to helm Avengers: The Kang Dynasty - is also said to have pitched them on him staying on to handle the follow-up.

However, according to MTTSH, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Sam Raimi has emerged as the studio's "top choice."

The Doctor Strange sequel was met with pretty good reviews (73% on Rotten Tomatoes), and while it did prove to be somewhat divisive among MCU fans, it went on to take in over $950 million worldwide. Of course, Raimi also helmed the original Spider-Man trilogy, which proved to be incredibly successful.

In the Multiverse of Madness screenwriter Michael Waldron was hired to pen the script late last year, but we have no idea how much - if any - progress has been made since then, and a recent rumor indicated that he'd actually parted ways with the project.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's Jeff Loveness is also said to have stepped away (or asked to step away) from with The Kang Dynasty, so, if accurate, it sounds like the studio may be going back to the drawing board on both massively-scaled Avengers movies.

We still don't know what to expect from the plot of Secret Wars, but some pretty wild rumors have been doing the rounds.

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.

The Doctor Strange sequel is now streaming on Disney+.

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NinnesMBC - 9/6/2023, 4:35 PM
Let's go. I'm down for it.
Goldboink - 9/6/2023, 5:21 PM
@NinnesMBC -
Best Marvel news that I've heard in a month of Mondays.
NinnesMBC - 9/6/2023, 5:24 PM
@Goldboink - It's an exciting one for sure for this day. Raimi has a good record with comic book adaptations so I feel comfortable if he's involved in this one.
SpiderBrad - 9/6/2023, 6:17 PM
@NinnesMBC - Yes, please.
CorndogBurglar - 9/6/2023, 8:56 PM
@NinnesMBC - Me too! I was disappointed in Strange 2, but I dont think any of it was Raimi's fault.
Humperdink - 9/6/2023, 9:10 PM
@CorndogBurglar -

but I dont think any of it was Raimi's fault.

Who's fault was it? The movie had his fingerprints all over it...or at least that's what his fans say.

For me it was "strange" to see a move about Doctor Strange but he was mostly second fiddle to America Chavez (who lost her parents because of a bee?) and Wanda.

Then that bizarre ending where he dramatically reels in pain then the evil third eye opens...only for the stinger clip at the end with Clea to show it's actually no big deal he opens it all the time.

Couldn't decide if they wanted it to end on a dark note instead of a lighter one so...they did both?

What a mess. 😂
CorndogBurglar - 9/6/2023, 11:39 PM
@Humperdink - Because it wasn't bad directing. It was bad writing. He didn't write the movie. It also went through several changes.
Razorface1 - 9/7/2023, 9:03 AM
@NinnesMBC - wtf guy has legit 0/4
WhatIfRickJames - 9/6/2023, 4:35 PM
If they do the Zombies/mystical aspects of it, definitely
hue66 - 9/6/2023, 4:36 PM
Get the directors for Endgame
theprophet - 9/6/2023, 4:36 PM
Let him cook!! Just get some good writers NOT Loveness and Waldron
bkmeijer1 - 9/6/2023, 4:50 PM
@theprophet - I don't mind both of them staying on, but they should bring in a writers team that works on both movies with them. My vote goes to McKenna and Sommers
Omario - 9/6/2023, 4:38 PM
Only choice are the Russos. Get back on track to better content and help stabilize the brand.
bkmeijer1 - 9/6/2023, 4:48 PM
@Omario - was that the original Secret Wars or the 2015 one? If it's the former, then they should definitely get them back.
mastakilla39 - 9/6/2023, 4:59 PM
@Omario - Dunno, Gray Man was terrible and that film cost 200+ mil. Extraction 2 and Everything Everywhere All at Once was good but thats only because they produced only.

Their track record has been mixed lately after Endgame, not sure they're the best to help the MCU rebuttal.
Goldboink - 9/6/2023, 6:50 PM
@Omario -
Not sure that they would be interested. They already made 3 of the best CBM's of all time. No way this can ever top Endgame or even Winter Soldier for that matter. If they are smart they sit this one out and maybe wait for X-Men or something. Raimi on the other hand still has something to prove - that he can play with all the toys and have it turn out good.
Amaru - 9/6/2023, 4:40 PM
No thanks imo.

You already choked on Multiverse of Madness.
bkmeijer1 - 9/6/2023, 4:44 PM
@Amaru - I think that mostly due to the writing, and let that writer already happen to be on board. Really see them bring in a new or an additional writer
dracula - 9/6/2023, 4:41 PM
Would be cool to see stuff that was suppose to happen but for one reason or another never did


Bruce Campbell as Mysterio
John Malkavich as Vulture
Jon hamm or antonio benderez as mr minister
MCUKnight11 - 9/6/2023, 4:42 PM

Guy deserves a second chance to tackle a culmination after Spider-man 3.
mountainman - 9/6/2023, 4:43 PM
As long as it has better writers than MoM, this could be a great choice. The issues with that movie were in writing and Riami’s directing was good. He has a very unique visual style that could bode well for this movie.
rychlec - 9/6/2023, 4:43 PM
He's great...but c'mon. The Russos have said that this is their 'dream project'. Imagine the care and effort they will put into it. Not to mention that they already know how to do this. THIS IS THE WAY.
DocSpock - 9/6/2023, 4:45 PM
@rychlec -

that is the wet dream we all have. Please let this happen.

Amaru - 9/6/2023, 4:48 PM
@rychlec - The Secret Wars they were speaking about is not the one Marvel is making.
abd00bie - 9/6/2023, 4:54 PM
@Amaru - The Secret Wars are the wars the government creates between its citizens of different socio-economic backgrounds 💀
Amaru - 9/6/2023, 4:54 PM
@abd00bie - Go touch grass.
rychlec - 9/6/2023, 5:12 PM
@Amaru - But it COULD be. Change is ALWAYS in the air.
abd00bie - 9/6/2023, 9:10 PM
@Amaru - You're telling me to go touch grass when I'm half joking about something that doesn't revolve around a comic book movie 👍🏻
Deadinside - 9/7/2023, 11:54 AM
@abd00bie - 🤔, go touch something! It doesn't necessarily have to be grass, but it does need to be something tangible outside of your four walls.
And, another thing, no more half joking, only full jokes are allowed around here, Mr. Man...!☮😉
harryba11zack - 9/6/2023, 4:43 PM
at this point it really doesn't matter who they "cast" for the director, it's the current teams of writers that is the problem. Fire them and get real film writers.
MCUKnight11 - 9/6/2023, 4:45 PM
On the sincerest note possible, I genuinely hope Secret wars lives up to both iterations of the comic and it's the greatest comic book event of our lifetimes. At least until En Sabah nur, Crisis on infinite earths or Marvel vs DC happens.
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