Wandavision, Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home have all introduced Marvel fans to the concept of the Multiverse. However, that concept is about to explode in Sam Raimi's upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
With such a broad concept to explore, Doctor Strange 2 has the possibility of confusing and alienating casual viewers. While Marvel movies are often touted as accessible popcorn flicks, this particular movie could be conceptually labyrinthine.
Sam Raimi doesn't want Doctor Strange 2 to confuse people
In an interview with Variety, director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man) explained that the upcoming Marvel movie is almost finished. After a recent series of reshoots, Raimi confirmed that the movie has reached an almost final cut.
The director explains that he “think[s]” they're “done” with filming for the movie, but they “just cut everything.” However, additional changes might be made to the current cut of the movie after the next step: test screenings.
“We’re just starting to test the picture and we’ll find out if there’s anything that’s got to be picked up,” Raimi said. “If something’s unclear or another improvement I can make in this short amount of time left, I’ll do it.”
The director continued to explain that Marvel is still working hard to make the movie as good as possible. Raimi told the outlet:
“One thing I know about the Marvel team is they won’t stop. They’ll keep pushing it until it’s as close to being great as it could.”
Do you need to watch every Marvel movie before this one?
Doctor Strange 2 has been described by leakers as the ultimate “celebration of Marvel”. The upcoming movie is said to be chock full of cameos including a Tom Cruise Iron Man, Professor X and the return of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man.
Despite this, viewers shouldn't have to watch every Marvel movie to enjoy Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, viewers should probably watch at least Wandavision and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Additionally, watching Loki might also help.