For some Marvel Fans, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. When the sequel was originally announced with the title and the fact that Elizabeth Olsen would be reprising her role as Wanda Maximoff, folks got excited. Even more so when director Scott Derrickson said that they’d be going in a more horror film direction with his second outing in the MCU. But it wasn’t long after that reports came out that Derrickson and Marvel had parted ways over creative differences. This lead to fans who wanted a true horror film in the MCU to get worried.
Then a new director was named, and it got folks wondering exactly what Marvel was up to. They went with Sam Raimi, who is best known for two franchises, Spider-Man and Evil Dead. Raimi cut his teeth on the horror classic series whose third film might arguably be the best. He was then hired by Sony to bring a live-action Spider-Man to the big screen, which he did in two amazing films… and then there was a third that was not so amazing. And while Spider-Man was well received, it was not in anyway a horror film. So, what was the new film going to be?
Olsen, whose character recently earned her moniker as The Scarlet Witch in WandaVision, was talking to Glamour magazine when she was asked about the new film. She said, “It’s a bonkers movie; they’re definitely going for that horror show vibe.” Which sounds good for horror fans, but it leaves us with the question of what was the creative differences between Derrickson and Marvel if they were both going in a horror direction for the film?