Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness still has a lot to say beyond the images seen on the big screen, whether it’s through cameos we’ve never seen or how the film’s bloodiest scene was crafted; But there is more. So much so that Doctor Strange 2’s head of visual effects shared what the film’s “most Raim” terrifying scene looked like and it was ultimately scrapped. And it has to do with the zombie version of the Marvel wizard. On the other hand, the latest box office data already places Marvel Studios’ latest film as the highest grossing movie so far in 2022, surpassing The Batman.
Zombie Strange is the most Raimi
Thus, the battle between the zombie version of Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch had planned additional sequences which ultimately did not reach the final images: “The team considered that Zombie Strange had thrown his undead arm at the Scarlet Witch in an attempt to strangle her during the final fight. But the concept was eventually scrapped. It was perhaps the most Raimi of all the Raimi moments in this scene. Cutting it was the right move for the movie, but it would have been a riot to work on it,” says Erik Winquist.
Additionally, the visual effects specialist explains how Zombie Strange was created for the film and his particular undead appearance: “I thought it would be interesting to see those muscles move his face. After exploring a few options, it became clear that the important thing for Sam was to see all those teeth, what muscles or fibrous bits were covering. So we threw the anatomy book out the window and focused on rotting the rest. Cheeks and teeth look great. Or terrible, I guess,” the artist concludes.
On the other hand, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has already hit $803 million at the global box office, surpassing The Batman’s $768 million and becoming the highest-grossing film so far this year. We’ll see if upcoming theatrical blockbusters like Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder or DC’s Black Adam manage to top their box office.
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