Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man Composer Celebrates Doctor Strange 2 With New Posts

By Russ Milheim Posted:
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Back when the second Doctor Strange film was first being developed and written, it was announced that Marvel Studio and Scott Derrickson had parted ways due to creative disagreements.

It was a shock to fans across the world, especially since Derickson had such an affinity for the character. Things turned around when the new director was revealed: Sam Raimi.

Raimi is a name known far and wide in the industry. Not only is he famous for his work on the Evil Dead films, but the director also brought everyone's favorite wall-crawling web-slinger to the big screen for the very first time. His work on the Tobey Maguire-starring Spider-Man played a large role in how comic book superhero films have gotten to where they are today.

Things got even better when Marvel Studios revealed that, alongside Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was bringing back Spider-Man composer Danny Elfman to work on the film. The band was back together, their past work was beloved by fans.

It would seem that Marvel has set itself up for success. While Doctor Strange's next adventure is still in deep post-production, the famous musician has taken to Instagram with celebratory photos of his long friendship with the famous director Sam Raimi.


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Spider-Man and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness composer Danny Elfman has posted three photos on Instagram celebrating his long-lasting friendship with director and longtime work partner Sam Raimi.

All three photos, with the first (seen above), included a caption which expressed how working with Raimi on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness "is super fun," and that the two of them "go back a long way:" 

Working with my old friend Sam Raimi on the new Doctor Strange, which is super fun. Sam and I go back a long way.

One of the photos (seen below) had another message attached, where Elfman commented that he couldn't "believe how young [they] were in this shot...:"

"I can't believe how young we were in this shot. He looks great, I'm always embarrassed by my weird hair and goofy face of course."

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The final photo showed both Sam Raimi and Danny Elfman on a set, with a large blue screen looming behind them.

Elfman included a hashtag which seemed to indicate that the photo below was taken while the two were working on their project Oz The Great And Powerful.

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It's great to see that the two were able to once again team up for a superhero adventure. With how much fans love their work back on the first Spider-Man trilogy, one can't help but wonder just how amazing the soundtrack will be on the Doctor Strange sequel.

Hopefully, the two of them are able to pull together a theme that signifies the multiverse itself, so when other projects do their own things with said concept those movies can weave Elfman's musical genius into the fabric of the MCU in multiple places.

That theoretical musical suite could even end up on the levels of The Avengers theme––the famous song created by composer Alan Silvestri.

What makes all of this even crazier, is that Tobey Maguire's original Spider-Man is rumored to be returning to team up with Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home. There's a lot of reuniting for the Raimi era happening right now in the MCU, something which is bound to please the general audience. 

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.