Sam Raimi is set to direct his first film since Oz: The Great And Powerful, as he confirms he’s helming Doctor Strange 2.

Well, crikey. Having directed three Spider-Man films before the current comic book movie boom really took hold, Sam Raimi certainly has form when it comes to superheroes. Spider-Man 2 remains a high watermark.

And now, having not directed a film since Oz: The Great And The Powerful, it now looks as if he’s being lured back. Not just to the director’s chair, but to comic book movies. For Marvel now has him on its radar to take over helming duties on the Doctor Strange sequel, that Scott Derrickson departed from earlier this year. And Raimi has now confirmed that he will indeed be taking on the director’s chair for the movie.

Raimi has been in talks in February about taking the job on, with production at that point set to begin in May. Quite when it’ll all kick off now remains to be seen, but thus far its release has been pushed back six months to late 2021.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness will star Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong, and the early word on the movie is that it’ll have a horror tinge to it. That would surely suit Raimi just fine.

More as we hear it.

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