The Marvel Doctor Strange Sequel Will Not Be A Horror Film:
Kevin Feige has clarified in a recent interview that Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness will not be a horror film. Marvel announced its slate of Phase 4 at this year’s SDCC. Moreover, the Doctor Strange sequel immediately intrigued fans. Furthermore, this time, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will be joined by the Scarlet Witch. Whether it is as an ally or an enemy, remains unknown.
The San Diego Comic-Con And Comments:
At their panel in Hall H at SDCC, director Scott Derrickson said that he would be making the first scary MCU film. It is important here to note that Derrickson is an accomplished horror film director. Therefore, soon after his comment, fans started speculating that the Marvel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness would mark MCU’s entry into the horror genre.
What Does Kevin Feige Have To Say About This?
Marvel’s Doctor Strange hit theatres towards the very end of 2016. Furthermore, its sequel is coming out in 2021, which marks a huge gap between the two films. Regardless, stating that it was supposed to be MCU’s first horror film does make sense in away. This is especially because Nightmare is the main villain in the sequel.
Speaking at the New York Film Academy, Marvel president Kevin Feige offered clarification on this matter. He said, “Multiverse Of Madness is the greatest title we’ve ever come up with, by the way, which is one thing that’s exciting about it. I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a horror film, but…it’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it.”
He further gave more glimpses into the mayhem and trippy scenery for the Master of the Mystic Arts. He said, “I mean, there are horrifying sequences in Raiders that I as a little kid would [cover my eyes] when their faces melted. Or Temple of Doom, of course, or Gremlins, or Poltergeist.” He then continued, “These are the movies that invented the PG-13 rating, by the way. They were PG and then they were like, ‘We need another [rating].’ But that’s fun. It’s fun to be scared in that way, and not a horrific, torturous way, but a way that is legitimately scary — because Scott Derrickson is quite good at that — but scary in the service of an exhilarating emotion.”
Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness will creep into theatres on May 7th, 2021.