Sam Rami is no stranger to comic book based movies. I mean after all the man did help launch the modern superhero movie with 2002’s “Spider-Man,” Rami is in talks to direct to direct Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness. Sam will be replacing director Scott Derrickson, who Variety reported on Jan. 9 had officially left the project
due to creative differences. Derrickson will remain as an executive producer. Raimi, meanwhile, will need to get up to speed before the film’s scheduled production start date in May.
Marvel had no comment.
Rachel McAdams, however, will not reprise her role as Strange’s colleague Christine Palmer.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is scheduled to open on May 7, 2021.
Marvel Studios’ next theatrical project, “Black Widow,” will open on May 1, followed by “Eternals” on Nov. 6, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on Feb. 12, 2021.