Sam Raimi Casually Confirms He’s Directing ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

We’ve known since February that “Evil Dead” and “Spider-Man” trilogy director Sam Raimi will direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” but until now Raimi hasn’t confirmed the news publicly.

But on Tuesday, speaking to Coming Soon, Raimi did just that.It came up during a chat about Raimi’s 2004 film “Spider-Man 2,” which focuses on Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus.

In one scene, Daily Planet editor J.

Jonah Jameson is trying to come up with a snappy name for the villain, when one of his assistants suggests “Doctor Strange.” Jameson likes the idea but notes that it’s already taken, an Easter egg suggesting that Stephen Strange exists in the “Spider-Man” trilogy universe.Of course, Doctor Strange never shows up in “Spider-Man 2” but it’s a funny line nonetheless.

About that, Raimi told Coming Soon “I loved Doctor Strange as a kid, but he was always

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