It’s the Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness trailer that’s making headlines on the internet right now — it’s got a ton of eye-catching graphics, some reality-bending sequences, and a vocal cameo from a very familiar Professor. The fact that this is a Sam Raimi film stands out among the many variations of characters, the tentacle demons, and the fanciful conflicts. With Zombie Strange, phantom realms, and a penchant for swinging the camera about like nobody’s business, the filmmaker of the Spider-Man trilogy and the Evil Dead movies from the 2000s is back in full force.
According to the talking between Benedict Cumberbatch and Empire, this is precisely the purpose. In reference to the film’s new director, Sam Raimi, who takes over for Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first Doctor Strange film, the actor comments, “Once it became Sam, it was always about making it a Sam Raimi picture,” “Your head’s going to be spun,” he assures. If you’re looking for something a bit more mind-bending, check out the brand-new exclusive image from the film above, which shows Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez having an important chat with Doctor Strange and Wong.
The last time Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange was seen in the non-stop box office juggernaut was in Spider-Man: No Way Home, a box-office phenomenon that caught even a man who has the ability to see across millions of different realms off guard. In his own words, “I think when Kevin Feige first said, ‘We’ll know about the future of cinema, or the cinemagoing experience, after this film,’ I was like, ‘Okay, everyone’s drinking too much of the Kool-Aid around here,” Cumberbatch says. “My ignorance was showed up.” Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness appears to have the potential to be equally as massive as its predecessor.