‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’: The bloody and sadistic scene that even impacted Sam Raimi

The director has left his signature on the sequel to the Marvel sorcerer by introducing elements of terror. Benedict Cumbebatch and Elizabeth Olsen star in the film.

BEWARE, ‘SPOILERS’! The following news item contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the first film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which terror is present. It is not for less, taking into account that its director is Sam Raimi, the same behind the Infernal Possession trilogy. But not only is fear one of the key aspects of the film on a visual level, but also the violence and the blood from the scene of illuminati. Even Raimi himself was struck by this moment.

Michael Waldron is the writer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The writer, who was also in charge of the Disney + series Loki, captured on paper the sadistic murders of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson). The moment occurs after Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gómez) travel to Earth-838. in this universe, reed richards/mr fantastic (John Krasinski) Mary Rambeau/Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch), Charles Xavier (PatrickStewart), Peggy Carter/Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Blackagar Boltagon/black lightning (Anson Mount) have formed the Illuminati.

This group of superheroes locks up the protagonists and Wanda Maximoff uses that to go after América Chávez and steal her power, that of being able to travel through multiverses. For it, the Scarlet Witch of Earth-616 possesses the body of her counterpart on Earth-838 and ends the lives of all the Illuminati.

In an interview with IndieWire, Waldron explained that he wrote these graphic deaths in a bloody and sadistic way because he knew that Raimi, known for his work in the horror genre, was going to be the director.

«I wrote gruesome deaths because Sam Raimi was the director and it shocked Sam. He said, ‘Can we do this?’ I said, ‘You can.’Waldron begins. «I felt a lot of freedom to go crazy on this movie because I was Sam and because I know what he’s so good at and I knew he’d be great at it. I only gave him the basic pieces and some of the details, but it came right out of his twisted mind.» «.

The deaths of the Illuminati have caused a debate among those who have seen the film in the face of its recommendation for ages. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is not recommended for children under 12 years of age, but many have pointed out that it is too violent even for that age group. Other moments in which Raimi allows terror to sneak into the film have also been part of the debate.

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