Raimi has said that the “awful” experience made him hesitate before agreeing to direct the sequel to the 2016 Marvel film Doctor Strange.
Director Sam Raimi has said that the “awful” reception to Spider-Man 3 made him hesitate in accepting Doctor Strange 2.
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness film is slated for release in 2022, and sees Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his MCU role as the titular character. “I didn’t know that I could face it again because it was so awful, having been the director of Spider-Man 3,” Raimi told Collider.
The Doctor Strange sequel will see the return of franchise stars Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor.