While Spider-Man: No Road Home is gearing up for its premiere on December 17, 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues his preparations to show us the full potential of Strange. However, the film has suffered some setbacks such as the loss of its director, Scott Derrickson, in 2020 for “creative differences“with Marvel. His replacement was none other than Sam Raimi, responsible for the first Spider-Man trilogy.
Now, Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) has given his opinion (Via The Hollywood Reporter) upon what the change of the director meant for the sequel and how it has affected the way he works: “I was saddened by the news, but it was not my decision. I fully respected the studio’s decision, and it was done in a very friendly way.”
After this, he talked about the Raimi’s project vision and said the director encouraged him to improvise during filming. Cumberbatch admits that he felt a bit overwhelmed by improvising, although he had done it before in Infinity War with Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland.
“I remember when I called him [a Robert Downey Jr.] jerk on the set [de Infinity War], there was a kind of domino effect. ‘Oh my God. Did you just call Iron Man an asshole? ‘”Cumberbatch said. So yeah, Strange’s famous insult to Stark was improvised.
Going back to improvisation in the Doctor Strange sequel, Cumberbatch said that later he felt better improvisingWell, a sequel gives more room for improvisation than an origins film, since the characters are more established. “With the first movie, you are always locked into a script, because it is the origin story. But this time there was much more freedom …“
Finally, we remember that director Scott Derrickson praised the choice of Sam Raimi by Marvel to carry out Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. March 24, 2022 We’ll see if Raimi keeps the bar for the first Doctor Strange movie. We remind you that recently we were able to see the alternate version of Strange in the series What If …?