Sam Raimi
Screenwriter Michael Waldron said that there were discussions about including Ryan Reynolds among the film's many cameos.
"I was like, these are human beings and Wanda is OK? with ending their lives?"
Sam Raimi's sequel is all about tapping into literal new universes (with some laughs), an idea furthered by a pair of mind-expanding post-credits scenes.
"In a world where we don’t really care to understand other points of view, I feel like if we as an audience can have empathy for people we don’t agree with, that’s a good thing."
Elizabeth Olsen helped shape her story arc on "Multiverse of Madness," whose director was admittedly a "WandaVision" neophyte.
A violent, wacky, drag-me-to-several-different-hells at once funhouse of a film that nudges the franchise somewhere actually new.
"There are definitely moments that make you jump, definitely moments that do fit into the horror genre."
The director said his biggest regret about the scrapped film was "the really great cameo we had designed for Bruce Campbell."
Gulf nations previously blocked "Eternals" and "West Side Story" from premiering due to a new LGBTQ+ character.
And Raimi isn't counting out a "Spider-Man" reunion with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, either.
The Marvel Studios sequel "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is scheduled to be released in theaters May 6, 2022.
Stone was a producer on 1995's "The Quick and the Dead" and fought the studio to hire DiCaprio and director Sam Raimi.
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