It’s officially confirmed now that music composer Danny Elfman is returning to MCU. He just revealed his involvement in Doctor Strange 2.
In a recent media interaction, the acclaimed musician said that he’s working on the music for Doctor Strange 2. It’s been years since he worked on an MCU title. 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was his last project in the franchise. Now he will come back with The Multiverse of Madness!
“Doctor Strange 2”: Early movie details
Danny Elfman was talked to a digital news outlet recently. And while promoting his new single Love in the Time of Covid, he spoke about Doctor Strange 2.
“I am starting to do bits of pre-work for Doctor Strange 2 that Sam Raimi’s directing,” he said.
“Even though I don’t start it for some months, there’s bits of recorded music they need for the sets.”
He wasn’t able to give full details considering the practice of secrecy by Marvel Studios. However, the biggest news is that he confirmed his return to the superhero cinematic universe.
Interestingly, Doctor Strange 2 will see a reunion of director Sam Raimi and Danny Elfman. Their last movie together was also under Marvel, although with the ownership of Sony. 2004’s blockbuster Spider-Man 2 was that project.
Due to creative differences, they parted ways as Raimi’s trilogy didn’t end very well with a mixed response to Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Now that they are working together again, it’s becoming like a deep connection.
Because Raimi’s upcoming second installment starring Benedict Cumberbatch is having a lot of old vibes already. How? Firstly, there were rumors of Tobey Maguire, Alfred Molina, and William Dafoe coming back.
And now, the joining of Elfman is making a long chain in itself. Everyone linked to Raimi and his past superhero movies are, somehow, gradually returning.
Coming back to the composer, apart from superhero films, he also scored music for many other famous titles. Some of them are Batman (1989), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Mission: Impossible (1995), Men in Black (1997), and Dumbo (2019).
Upcoming MCU titles
Meanwhile, as the fans wait for the next wave of great MCU content, the future has a lot in its store already. So it seems like a great scenario, although affected by the pandemic.
Due to COVID-19, many upcoming Marvel projects like Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and Eternals are facing constant delays. On the other hand, die-hard fanatics are hoping for an eventual theatrical release no matter what. But the virus cases are also increasing, and that might lead to uncertainty.
However, when keeping this worry aside, the coming months will also see the arrival of multiple MCU shows and movies. Among the most-awaited titles are Spider-Man3, Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, Fantastic Four, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and Secret Invasion.
Speaking of Doctor Strange 2, it’s currently scheduled to come out on March 18, 2022.
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