Bruce Campbell has apparently confirmed his cameo in the upcoming film by director and contributor Sam Raimi Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. Campbell recently announced he was in London by posting a time-lapse video of a busy intersection. Although Campbell didn’t say why he was in town, fans speculated that he was in the area filming a role in Doctor Strange 2. Now the groovy himself seems to have confirmed these rumors, although it is still so vague.
Boy it was a blast working on a particular movie with a particular actor in a particular city with a particular director – it sure was! pic.twitter.com/1q8pga0Miu
– Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) February 27, 2021
Campbell writes a picture of London and writes, “Boy, it was a great time working in a certain city with a certain director on a certain movie with a certain actor – it sure was!”
Bruce Campbell clearly has fun here, but one can safely assume from the tweet that the B-movie legend actually just shot something for Doctor Strange 2. Raimi is known for starring Campbell in most of his films after the two entered the business together decades ago with the Evil Dead films. In all three of Raimi’s Spider-Man films, Campbell played various characters in amusing cameo scenes. The star Ash vs Evil Dead also appeared in Raimi’s last film, Oz the Great and Powerful, from 2013.
Given that Doctor Strange 2 is about the multiverse, Campbell could technically play anyone in the sequel. As with the Spider-Man movie, he could show himself to be a completely original character for one of the main cast. It’s also possible that he will play in one of his Spider-Man trilogy roles again, considering that Spider-Man 2 star Alfred Molina will return as Doctor Octopus. For all we know, Campbell could even emerge as ashes from the universe of the wicked dead, even if that is the least likely possibility.
Similarly, when news first announced that Sam Raimi would lead Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Campbell teased a potential cameo. “Huh. Surely there has to be SOME character to challenge the good doctor …” Campbell tweeted at the time. Since he was not announced as part of the main cast, it is likely that Campbell will appear in a cameo similar to the Spider-Man films, as opposed to starring as the antagonist.
Directed by Raimi, Doctor Strange plays Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in the Multiversum of Madness. The cast also includes Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez, and possibly Bruce Campbell. Danny Elfman composes. The series is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame and WandaVision and follows Dr. Strange accidentally triggering an unspeakable evil while researching the Time Stone. The sequel is scheduled to be released on March 25, 2022.
For the past few years, Campbell has rebooted Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for the Travel Channel and voice-over for the animated Netflix series The Last Kids on Earth. Next, Campbell will return to the Evil Dead franchise by expressing the Ash Williams character in an upcoming video game adaptation of the horror film series. Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Boss Team Games, the game will be released sometime in 2021.
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