Sam Raimi has finally broken the silence regarding his involvement in the upcoming movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and naturally, Marvel fans are extremely excited.

Speaking to ComingSoon, the director (Spider-Man trilogy and Evil Dead) opened up for the first time regarding the project and reflected on a particular scene from his 2004 movie, Spider-Man 2. The scene in question saw J.K. Simmons' character J. Jonah Jameson and Ted Raimi’s Ted Hoffman discussing potential names for Otto Octavius’ evil alter-ego, Dr. Octopus. Hoffman had suggested Dr. Strange, but Jameson reminded him that name is already taken.

“I loved Doctor Strange as a kid," Raimi said, "but he was always after Spider-Man and Batman for me, he was probably at number five for me of great comic book characters. He was so original, but when we had that moment in Spider-Man 2 I had no idea that we would ever be making a Doctor Strange movie, so it was really funny to me that coincidentally that line was in the movie. I gotta say I wish we had the foresight to know that I was going to be involved in the project.”

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