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Co-writer says the pandemic helped make the film scarier

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There’s little question that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a devastating world occasion for all concerned, however what if I advised you that it helped make Marvel’s Doctor Strange sequel even scarier? You’d in all probability accuse me of conjuring some method of darkish magic with these phrases, however based on the film’s co-writer, Michael Waldron, it is totally true.

In a latest interview with Friends From Work, Waldron revealed that delays attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic gave Sam Raimi and his workforce time to take the film in a extra scary route.

“COVID just gave me and Sam [Raimi] more time to make it our own thing,” stated Waldron. “It’s cool, I’m glad that there was the chance to maybe push it in a slightly scarier direction, just because Sam does that so well,” stated Waldron. “[Veering into the horror world is] obviously something that Scott Derrickson, the director of the first movie, does so well. Obviously, that influence, you feel it even in the first one. Even though it’s not a horror movie, there is this sort of spookiness throughout it. It’s part of what makes that movie work so well.”

Hearing that Marvel is permitting Raimi to embrace the darker facet of his horror roots has me smiling from ear to ear. After all, Doctor Strange dabbles in some actually terrifying territory in the pages of Marvel Comics. Have you seen a few of the relics he retains in his home? Most of that stuff may unmake the world in case you breathe on it fallacious. I might like to see Raimi summon a few of that hazard into the new film. My query now could be: What does Marvel contemplate scary? How far will Raimi be permitted to push the envelope? I’m sure that Marvel would not wish to make the sequel too scary, thereby risking the wrath of involved dad and mom. Those motion figures and collectible cups aren’t going to promote themselves, you understand. 

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS may have Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange “continuing research on the Time Stone,” solely to have that analysis “hindered by a friend-turned-enemy, resulting in Strange unleashing unspeakable evil.” Set to hitch Cumberbatch for the sequel are Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez. Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, and Chiwetel Ejiofor additionally star.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is about to solid a spell in theaters on March 25, 2022.

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