During his presentation at Comic-Con in San Diego, Scott Derrickson described Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as the MCU’s first scary film. As revealed by Kevin Feige, however, it will not be a real horror film.
“Multiverse of Madness is the coolest title we’ve ever thought of, however, and it’s one of the most exciting things about it,” said the president of Marvel Studios during a Q&A session at the New York Film Academy. “It’s not necessarily a horror movie, but … it’s going to be a great MCU movie with scary sequences inside. “
Feige added: “I mean, there are terrifying sequences even in The Raiders of the Lost Ark when I was a child my loose faces made my eyes cover. Or even in the Cursed Temple, in Gremlins or Poltergeist. There are films that they invented the PG-13. Before there was only the PG and someone thought ‘We need another rating.’ But it’s fun. It’s nice to be scared that way and not in a terrible and heartbreaking way, but in a legitimately scary way – because Scott Derrickson is very good at it – fear in the service of an exhilarating emotion. “
Derrickson, who has directed successful horror films such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister in his career, has confirmed that Doctor Strange’s sequel is inspired by the Marvel comics that went into gothic and horror.
Speaking of the film, Feige also confirmed that some unexpected characters will debut in Doctor Strange 2.