Marvel’s Kevin Feige Wanted to Cut Out an “Odd” Scene Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness† In the commentary accompanying the film, director Sam Raimi explained that he modeled that look between Doctor Strange and Baron Mordo in one of his old films. In a conversation with writer Michael Waldron, he compared their gaze to: The fast and the dead† Now, hardcore Raimi fans probably recognized the exchange right away. However, Feige was concerned that the effect of the Western-style staring contest would lose the audience in some way. Waldron himself actually noticed the reference right away. Casual fans may not be so nice though. Multiverse of madness is packed with allusions to earlier Raimi works such as the Evil Dead franchise and his work on Spider-Man. Luckily for the director, the head of Marvel Studios had no intention of fighting him over something so minor. This is what the filmmaker said.
Raimi explained: “Thanks. And I think Kevin thought it might be a little corny, and he wanted to cut it out. But I said, ‘Please, Kevin, let me have that.’ He said, “Okay, fine. Take your corny stuff.” It was very, very nice of him, generous”
In an interview with Comicbook.com this year, the writer confirmed his love for working with Raimi. “I was writing with Sam in mind the whole time,” Waldron revealed. “I had watched all of his movies. I was really trying to get an ear for the dialogue in his movies because I wanted it to feel like a Sam Raimi movie. Hits. Sam didn’t come in and said I want you to make me a zombie And when I put the idea of Dead Strange to him, there was a real hesitation on his part, because he didn’t want to seem like he was just saying, ‘I want to do my Sam Raimi thing.'”
Check out the official Marvel description for Multiverse of madness: “Now that Iron Man and Captain America have left after a fierce battle in Avengers: Endgame, former surgeon genius and the strongest magician of them all, Doctor Strange, is expected to take an active role as the central figure in the Avengers. However, using his magic to manipulate time and space at will with a forbidden spell considered the most dangerous has opened the door to a mysterious madness dubbed “the multiverse.”
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