Bruce Campbell has appeared in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy playing various roles such as the Announcer, the Snooty Usher and the French Maître d’. If Raimi ends up directing Doctor Strange 2 for Marvel, will the actor show up in a cameo?
Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi’s careers are intertwined forever. After the Evil Dead franchise ended, the life long pals may have went their separate ways doing other projects but whenever possible and Campbell’s schedule permitting, the director has always managed to include the actor in his world.
Yesterday, Variety broke the story that Raimi was in talks to direct Doctor Strange 2 for Marvel. Immediately, the internet went into action speculating on whether or not Bruce Campbell would appear in the production if his friend were to get the job.
At present, here is what we know. Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return in the title role. Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be reprising their characters of Wong and Mordo.
Elizabeth Olson is on board as the Scarlet Witch. Apparently, her story line will be designed to, in Kevin Feige’s words, “link up” with her upcoming Disney Plus series, WandaVision.
However, much to fans’ dismay, Rachel McAdams will not be appearing as Christine Palmer. As for the plot of the movie, the only thing that is certain is that there will be some scary moments designed to bring back the comic book’s gothic horror vibe.
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So, if Bruce were to cameo (all of this is pure conjecture at this moment in time contingent on whether or not Raimi gets hired to helm the picture), who would he play? Let’s look at the full title of the movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Multiverse would imply a trip through this particular dimension. Anyone who is familiar with the comics knows about the Realm of Madness. This sounds rather terrifying because in this dominion, what you fear becomes an actual physical manifestation.
Who inhabits this place? Legions of demons, of course. How ironic would it be to have Campbell appear as Necromancer, Delusion, Obsession or Paranoia? The possibilities are endless for Bruce to create an indelible impression on audiences.
In reality though, until Sam Raimi is confirmed as the director of Doctor Strange 2, all of this is wishful thinking. Stay tuned because we have the feeling this story is just beginning…
Doctor Strange 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2021.
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