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Danny Elfman to score Sam Riami’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

February 19th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Some interesting news about the upcoming Doctor Stange in the Multiverse of Madness as it seems we know who will be, fittingly, scoring the movie.

It seems that the legendary Danny Elfman, who scored Batman and Batman Returns has gotten the gig and I’m very excited for that news. He is replacing Michael Giachino, who scored the first Doctor Strange movie.

Of course, Batman isn’t the only bit of superhero awesome Elfman, left, has done with his being the man behind Spider-man and Spider-man 2 as well as Age of Ultron for the MCU. He also scored Joss Whedon’s Justice League (here) and yes, this put a lot of fans’ noses out of joint and, while I can’t wait to hear Junkie XL’s score on the upcoming Snyder Cut, I loved Elfman’s score on that movie.

But there’s another connection here, with the Doctor Strange sequel being directed by Sam Raimi, who Elfman worked with on the Spider-man movies (as well as on Darkman, A Simple Plan and Oz the Great and Powerful), so there’s an established connection between the two creatives.

“I am starting to do bits of pre-work for Doctor Strange 2 that Sam Raimi’s directing,” says Elfman, “even though I don’t start it for some months, there’s bits of recorded music they need for the sets.”

For the sequel Benedict Cumberbatch is returning as the titular sorcerer supreme and Elizabeth Olsen will also be appearing as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on March 25, 2022.

Source: Inverse

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….