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Box Office Milestone: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Soars Past $800M Globally

Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has raced past the $800 million mark at the global box office in a notable feat. The Marvel and Disney tentpole finished Sunday with $803.2 million in worldwide ticket sales to rank as the No. 2 Hollywood film of the pandemic era behind Spider-Man: No Way […]

Bruce Campbell Explains His Pizza Poppa Shock and Why He’s Glad ‘Evil Dead: The Game’ Took So Long

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  Bruce Campbell couldn’t believe it, either. Not only did the iconic actor land another cameo in his pal Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, he was even bestowed the final end-credits scene. Not too shabby. The Evil Dead star […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Snags $61M as ‘Firestarter’ Flames Out

Marvel Studios and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, finished its second weekend with nearly $700 million in global ticket sales. Directed by Sam Raimi, the sequel grossed $61 million from 4,534 theaters for a 10-day domestic total of $291.9 million. The film dipped 67 percent from its $187 million […]

Fantastic Four: A Complicated Cinematic Flashback — And Why Fans Are Elated for Group’s Future Following ‘Doctor Strange 2’

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  Audiences haven’t even seen the actual team yet, but the sight of an alternate reality Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a signal to fans that — finally — the Fantastic Four has made it under the protective […]

The Likely Explanation for ‘Doctor Strange 2’ PG-13 Rating Amid Content Debate

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is intense, dark and violent — but are its adult themes so harsh the film should have been slapped with an R rating? The debate is unfolding after the Marvel Studios film opened this weekend. Some have argued that the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, directed by Sam […]

‘Doctor Strange 2’ Features Epic ‘Evil Dead II’ Homage With That Anticipated Cameo

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  For fans of the original Evil Dead films, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness had a wonderful payoff appearance many hoped was coming. Some cameos in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film have been the worst kept secrets ever — and Bruce […]

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Flies to Stunning $187M Opening, $449M Globally

Summer is off to a sizzling start at the box office. Marvel Studios and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, grossed $187 million in its debut to land one of the biggest openings of all time domestically — and the second best of the pandemic era — for a global […]

How ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Intriguingly Moves MCU Multiverse Narrative Forward and Why That’s Important

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.] What is it that disturbs you, Stephen? No, that’s not a line from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, though it very well could be. It’s the title of the 1997 Eisner-winning Marvel one-shot by Marc Andreyko and P. Craig Russell that […]

‘Moon Knight’ Producer Grant Curtis Argues Series Stronger Sans Typical Marvel Cameos

[This story contains spoilers for Moon Knight.] Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films paved the way for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has not forgotten his roots. Feige, who helped produce the Spider-Man trilogy for then-Marvel head Avi Arad, not only hired Raimi to direct the newly-released Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of […]

‘Doctor Strange 2’ Director Sam Raimi Discusses Kevin Feige’s Early ‘Spider-Man’ Genius and How Zoom Became One of His Greatest Filmmaking Tools

Twenty years ago, Sam Raimi first saw the makings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when a budding young executive producer by the name of Kevin Feige wanted to add superhero cameos to his first Spider-Man movie and subsequent trilogy. Feige, who’s now the president of Marvel Studios, worked on Raimi’s landmark trilogy alongside Avi Arad, […]

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Stars Tease Surprises and Discuss Importance of Representation at Hollywood Premiere

Marvel brought the multiverse to Hollywood Monday night for the world premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the Dolby Theatre. All the film’s stars made their way down the red carpet, some even taking time to mingle with adoring fans lining Hollywood Boulevard, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel […]

‘Spider-Man’ Star Tobey Maguire Was “Practically Suffocating” During Iconic Upside-Down Kiss

The upside-down kiss in Spider-Man is one of the most iconic moments in any superhero film — and it was one of the most unpleasant to shoot for star Tobey Maguire. The Sam Raimi Marvel Comics film from Columbia Pictures, which helped usher in the blockbuster superhero era, turned 20 on Tuesday. One of the […]