According to those responsible for the Marvel Studios, an experienced superhero director should take over the post of director for the second part of "Doctor Strange" (2016): According to the US industry paper "Variety", Sam Raimi (60) is in the Pole position for the job.
Filming should start soon
The makers cannot take too much time with the decision. Shooting of the second part with Benedict Cumberbatch (43, "Avengers: Endgame") as Stephen Strange is scheduled to start in May this year. Actually, Scott Derrickson (53, "Deliver us from evil") was again the director. However, due to "creative differences", no agreement was reached on continuing the cooperation, Derrickson tweeted.
Meanwhile, Raimi became known to a wider audience through his work on the first "Spider-Man" trilogy. In addition to his work as a director, the 60-year-old also appeared as an actor ("Flintstones – The Feuerstein Family") and screenwriter ("Drag Me to Hell"). In recent years, Raimi has primarily focused on the production of films ("Dont 'Breathe").