Sam Raimi: ‘Doctor Strange was a makeover and reminded me how much I love movies and life’

INTERVIEW – Master of horror since the cult Evil Dead, the filmmaker explains why, twenty years after his Spider-Man trilogy, he agreed to return to the superheroic genre and tackle the egocentric magician at Marvel.

Between rewrites, last-minute tweaks to stick to adjacent Marvel narratives (WandaVisionSpider-Man No Way Home) and return to film sets to return several sequences after mixed test screenings, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, has finally arrived on our screens. To fully swing its franchise into the universe of parallel dimensions, Marvel has chosen a master of horror and a connoisseur of superheroes: Sam Raimi. Two decades after directing Tobey Maguire in the first trilogy Spidermanthe filmmaker ofevil Deadwho had not directed a feature film since the unloved The fantastic world of Oz in 2013, told Le Figaro why he agreed to reconnect with the camera and the vigilantes of comics.

LE FIGARO. – Why after making three Spiderman and having closed this chapter of your filmography, have you agreed to return to superheroes and Marvel for Doctor Strange?

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