Upon the announcement that Scott Derrickson has departed the upcoming sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, things may come to ahead with the return of an iconic filmmaker.

Sam Raimi (right), who helmed the successful Evil Dead trilogy as well as brought Spider-Man to his first big-screen adventure in 2002 along with two sequels in 2004 and 2007, is in talks to take over as director with Derrickson sticking around as a producer on the film. While the plot details is under wraps but confirmed to have “horror elements”, who better than a legend like Raimi to take the helm?

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the role of Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Stephen Strange with Elizabeth Olsen returning to the MCU as Wanda Maximoff, aka The Scarlet Witch. It is said that the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki will be tied in to the film. Will Loki be in the film as well? Only time will tell.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on May 7, 2021 by Marvel Studios.