When you go to see a movie of Sam Raimiit is almost certain that somewhere it will pop up Bruce Campbell and so it also happened for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In an interview with THRthe actor explained his condition to participate in the film:
You know, the only criterion I need is that the character has to be fundamental. In the first Spider-Man, I used the name Spider-Man for the first time. In the second, I’m the only character to defeat Spider-Man by not letting him enter the theater, where he was late to see Mary Jane. And in Spider-Man 3, he goes to the maître for help with his proposal to Mary Jane. How many superheroes ask mortals for help? Zero. Hence, I have set a precedent. And if you put me there, my character will change the movie forever. Sam is aware that I made his films iconic of him.
(Laughs.) The other criterion, honestly, is the only reason to be in these movies, and that’s to harass the star. If you watch all the Spider-Man movies, all they’re there for is messing with the protagonist. That’s all. I belittle him, make fun of him, confront him and harass him. Of course he always wins, but you have to create obstacles for your hero and make the journey more difficult. It’s my job.
And here, we can’t really deny that I took about 45 seconds of Strange’s time. And maybe that’s why I saved his life. In those 45 seconds, maybe I saved someone else’s life, maybe I foiled a conspiracy.
Beyond the irony, we know that Campbell’s cameo in the film is a homage within the homage for Sam Raimiespecially if you look at the second post credits scene!
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will see Benedict Cumberbatch return in the role of Stephen Strange. Directed by Sam Raimithe sequel will also see Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) take on a co-star role later WandaVision.
The screenplay of the film will be signed by Jade Bartlett And Michael Waldron. In addition to Cumberbatch and Olsen, there will also be in the sequel Benedict Wong (Wong), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo) e Xochitl Gomez (who will play the new entry America Chavez). The cast was also confirmed Patrick Stewart in the role of Charles Xavier. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been in the cinema since May 4, 2022. Filming started in London in November 2020 and will also take place in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. In the sequel he should also appear in a cameo Bruce Campbellfetish actor of Sam Raimi. At the moment, however, there is no confirmation on the matter.