Only a few hours after news broke that Raimi is officially working on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Evil Dead star took to Twitter to talk about wanting a role opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange.
Huh. Surely, there must be SOME character to challenge the good Doctor… https://t.co/1ZTpfoE3te
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) April 15, 2020
Sam Raimi’s long-time collaborator Campbell got his start in Hollywood with Raimi’s 1981 hit, Evil Dead, and continued to work with the director through that franchise. Then Campbell found himself making cameos as three different characters in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, and was heavily rumoured to have been lined up to play Mysterio in Spider-Man 4 although he revealed to us last year that this was never actually the case.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness saw an initial release set for May 2021, but due to the global health crisis forcing Marvel Studios to shift around Phase Four, it has been moved to November 2021. Reports earlier in the year did suggest the Multiverse of Madness would begin production in June, but no word from the studio or the filmmakers on any changes.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set for release on November 5th, 2021 and features Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Wong (Wong) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Mordo).