Back in January, Scott Derrickson dropped out as director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness over creative differences with Marvel. Reports shortly came after, revealing that Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi was said to be in talks to replace Derrickson. The studio has yet to make an official announcement, but it seems like Raimi might have confirmed the rumors.
In a recent interview with ComingSoon, Raimi was asked about the Doctor Strange reference he featured in Spider-Man 2, with his answer indirectly confirming his involvement with the Doctor Strange sequel. "I loved Doctor Strange as a kid, but he was always after Spider-Man and Batman for me," he said. "He was probably at number five for me of great comic book characters. He was so original."
"But when we had that moment in Spider-Man 2 I had no idea that we would ever be making a Doctor Strange movie," Raimi added, saying that he thought it was "funny" that the line was coincidentally in his film. "I gotta say I wish we had the foresight to know that I was going to be involved in the project."
The director's comment falls short of an actual confirmation, but it seems like his message is quite clear. Though Marvel has yet to confirm this, fans would certainly be up for Raimi's take on the Sorcerer Supreme.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to arrive in theaters on November 5, 2021.