Next year, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme is finally getting his second solo outing. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is certainly an intriguing title, as it’s rumoured alternate versions of well known MCU characters will feature. And it could just be possible that Tobey Maguire’s incarnation of Spider-Man will feature after some intriguing updates.
Doctor Strange 2 will feature horror elements and Raimi, like Derrickson, is a noted director of the genre.
But considering Sony Pictures’ renewed deal with Disney’s Marvel for Spider-Man, perhaps we could see a visit to the Maguire Web-Slinger universe in Multiverse of Madness.
After all, JK Simmons has already reprised his Daily Bugle editor-in-chief, J Jonah Jameson, for Spider-Man Far From Home’s end credits scene.
But noticeably this was a different incarnation of the character with a bald head who anchors a sensationalist news network version of the Bugle.
Additionally, Doctor Strange is actually mentioned by Jameson in Raimi’s Spider-Man 2.
During a scene where the editor is talking to his employee Hoffman about Doc Ock, they discuss a tabloid nickname for the villain.
They included Science Squid, but also Doctor Strange, who Jameson confirms exists in this superhero universe too.
Jameson said: “That’s pretty good, but it’s taken.”
Just imagine if Raimi helms Doctor Strange 2 and has the Sorcerer Supreme visit his alternate self in that universe.