Actor Bruce Campbell is encouraging audiences to watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now that he's sure he's in it.
Campbell took to Twitter to express his excitement, retweeting a post from a fan that confirmed that the Evil Dead star makes an appearance in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster. "Finally, a reason to see the movie!" wrote Campbell. The confirmation comes after months of rumors regarding the actor's participation in the film as Campbell even noted that while he shot scenes for Multiverse of Madness, he was unsure whether they were in the final cut.
"The Marvel guys, they make eight of these movies at the same time, so they’re always updating storylines," Campbell explained. "So, my buddy [director Sam Raimi] has had to add scenes that [Marvel] told him he had to shoot, and he’s removed scenes that no longer apply. So until May rolls around I don’t think Benedict Cumberbatch even knows if he’s in this movie or not." Multiverse of Madness reportedly underwent significant reshoots although the nature of the altered footage is currently unknown. Raimi has stated that the first cut of the movie was roughly 40 minutes longer than the theatrical version.
Campbell is a long-time friend and collaborator of Raimi, having appeared in nearly all of the director's most beloved films in either major or minor roles. Arguably his most iconic part is that of Ash Williams from the Evil Dead franchise, first appearing as the groovy chainsaw-wielding warrior in 1981. He also appeared in all three of Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, playing different characters in each film. This was by design as Raimi had bigger plans for Campbell in the now-infamously canceled Spider-Man 4. The filmmaker confirmed that one of the suggested cameos for the actor was Mysterio.
Beyond Campbell's cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the latest MCU blockbuster is packed with references for Marvel fans. The film's trailers confirmed that Captain Carter will be making her live-action debut alongside Patrick Stewart, who many fans believe is reprising his role as Professor X from Fox's X-Men franchise.
Fans wanting to find out who Campbell plays in Multiverse of Madness can catch Doctor Strange's latest live-action adventure in theaters now.