Marvel Studios Defies CEO Bob Iger's Orders And Brings Back Sam Raimi For Doctor Strange 3
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Marvel Studios Defies CEO Bob Iger’s Orders And Brings Back Sam Raimi For Doctor Strange 3

Bob Iger’s Comments Suggest That The MCU Might Not Prioritize Sequels, Rumors About Sam Raimi’s Return As The Director For Doctor Strange 3 Are Still Circulating

By Amitabh Mukherji
March 11,2023

Marvel Studios reportedly wants Sam Raimi to return as the director for Doctor Strange 3, despite previous comments from Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, expressing that the studio is not in favor of sequels after facing relentless criticism.

Mixed Responses To Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness received mixed responses, but it ended on a major cliffhanger that teased another sequel. Fans have been waiting for news about the project, but there has been no official announcement made by the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Rumors Of Sam Raimi’s Return

During a part of the Hot Mic Podcast, co-host Jeff Sneider suggested that Sam Raimi might return to direct the third entry in the Doctor Strange trilogy. Raimi has previously directed successful MCU films such as Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3.

Bob Iger’s Comments

Bob Iger

Bob Iger

Bob Iger addressed the criticism of the lack of quality in MCU’s recent productions due to an increase in quantity. He expressed that there are a lot more stories to tell, but the focus should not be on the volume of Marvel stories. Iger suggested turning to other characters rather than constantly returning to the same ones.

Iger also mentioned that the MCU will be introducing a lot of new characters in the next five years, with younger heroes taking the baton from the senior ones.

Implications for Doctor Strange 3

The Beyonder Will Be Introduced In Doctor Strange 3

Doctor Strange 3

Iger’s comments do not bode well for the Doctor Strange franchise as the sequel faced criticism for its lack of quality. However, the success of the first two films and the possibility of completing the trilogy with Raimi might motivate the studio to push out another film.

In conclusion, while Bob Iger’s comments suggest that the MCU might not prioritize sequels, rumors about Sam Raimi’s return as the director for Doctor Strange 3 are still circulating. Fans will have to wait for official announcements to confirm the future of the Doctor Strange franchise.

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