Sam Raimi, We Need These Surprise Cameos in Doctor Strange 2…Or We Riot

Sam Raimi was just confirmed as the director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and we have compiled a must-see list of cameos that we expect in the upcoming sequel.
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Justin Long as Tusk

Okay, follow my twisted logic here… During the fight on the bus in Captain Marvel, it was established that director and writer Kevin Smith exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The superhero-loving director and Sam Raimi seem to have more than a few things in common in real life. One of them is casting actor Justin Long as a lead in their respective horror films, Drag Me To Hell and Smith’s Tusk.

Justin Long’s character, Wallace Bryton, is horrifically transformed into a living walrus in Tusk. This monstrosity would be ideal for Doctor Strange to encounter in any dimension within the Multiverse of Madness. After all, the word “madness” aptly describes Bryton and the movie Tusk as a whole.

In fact, since it was established that Smith actually exists within the MCU, Strange could even teleport himself onto the set of Tusk and convince the director to end the production altogether. Just a thought…

Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin

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What if Marvel Studios gave Willem Dafoe a cameo and, unbeknownst to fans, set up his MCU return as Green Goblin? Seriously, think about it.

Nobody seriously expected for J.K. Simmons to come back as Jameson until it actually happened.

This could be an opportunity to rewrite history. The casting of Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin, in the original Spider-Man was a stroke of genius. The hyper-expressive actor has proven to be able to appear Green Goblin-like, without even the benefit of makeup. So when Sam Raimi cast Dafoe in 2002 and put him in a Power Ranger suit and a full helmet-styled mask to cover his face, fans began scratching their heads and haven’t stopped scratching till this very day.

Strange could try to recruit an alternate dimension Spider-Man, who is in the midst of battle with Dafoe’s Goblin. However, this Green Goblin costume and design looks streamlined for the MCU. Or perhaps Strange’s journey leads to Oscorp in pursuit of a macguffin and he comes within eyeshot of Osborne conducting business in his office. The opportunities are endless, however a cameo like this would ensure repeat viewings and a ticket to the billion dollar club for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Are you listening, Hollywood?

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Who would you like to see Sam Raimi add as a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? What is your favorite Sam Raimi film? Let us know in the comment section or on our social media. Make sure to bookmark The Illuminerdi on your browser and keep checking back for more of the latest superhero news and more!


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Braxter Timberlake was born in New York and raised in California. He’s a graduate of UC Berkeley and the School of Hard Knocks and is always in search of the next adventure. The daring writer and editor of The Illuminerdi is also a veteran of film and television production, with an unquenchable thirst for stories, whether on the comic page, video game console, or small, medium, or the big screen. After years of expeditions in search of K’un-Lun and Wakanda, he now spends his time investigating all things geek and shares his spoilery findings with anyone with open ears. Aside from on the internet, he can be found on the basketball court, hiking with his dog, or at a screening near you.