As we know, Jon Watts has left the direction of the new Fantastic Four
the Marvel Studios film focused on the Fantastic Four, to devote himself to Skeleton Crew , the next series of Star Wars , and to a film with George Clooney and Brad Pitt . Marvel Studios therefore found themselves having to look for a replacement. Deadline reporter Justin Kroll recently reported an interesting rumor that Kevin Feige , glad he didn’t have to supervise the filming of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness thanks to the presence of an enormously experienced director such asSam Raimi at the helm would be looking for a name of equal weight for the Fantastic Four . Kroll writes:
While no names have emerged, several sources say […] Feige and company are trying some big names. A source close to the production says, “Kevin doesn’t want to oversee the entire filming phase and, not having to worry about it with Raimi, he’s willing to repeat the experience with this film.”
2. While no names have surfaced, multiple sources say while it’s a large mix of candidates, Feige and company are taking a lot of shots at some big names.
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) June 2, 2022
And this is where Bruce Campbell enters the scene , the historical fetish actor of Sam Raimi who appeared, as per tradition, in a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness . According to the actor, if Marvel is really looking for a director of Raimi’s caliber, why not call Raimi himself?
Why not Sam Raimi himself? https://t.co/8BiNrKqdUe
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) June 2, 2022
The right man in the right place at the right time?
A reflection that we also made during one of our live on Twitch. Sam Raimi has proven time and time again that he understands the world of superheroes better than many others. His Spider-Man films anticipated and influenced the tone of the subsequent Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not to mention the fact that [SPOILER] the new Reed Richards, played by John Krasinski, was introduced in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness [END SPOILER].
But it remains to be seen if Raimi will want to devote himself to another Marvel movie right after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness . It must also be said that, in both cases, Raimi would be the replacement of another director, and perhaps not such an attractive prospect for a veteran of his caliber. We’ll see.