Earlier this month, we told you about the Illumaniti, this group of superheroes that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (mcu) discovered in the last film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand their return to the franchise, thanks to this statement from one of the producers of the film by marvel studios. But today, recent news informs us that another character having made his debut in the MCU with the last film of Sam Raimi will also be back in other films Marvel.
an unexpected return
San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Was Emotional For MCU Fanswith many new announcements, among which we find in particular the title of the next Avengers films, as well as the schedule of phases V and VI. But it was also during this event that a certain actor declared that he would return in upcoming Marvel Studios films.
Preview in the movie Doctor Strange 2, Bruce Campbell as Pizza Dad, an exuberant character who briefly crosses paths with the Sorcerer Supreme during a comic sequence. And while being questioned by variety on a potential return of his character in the MCUthe American actor said:
There are many things you don’t know. For example, you don’t know that I signed a contract for 3 films with Marvel. And that is something! On the other hand, I’m going to have big problems for revealing this to you.
While some fans might think that Campbell’s appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was just a whim director Sam Raimi, the two having collaborated on numerous occasions in the pastespecially with the saga of evil Dead. But in reality, it seems that Pizza Papa is more than just a gag. Campbell then said:
Let me clear things up: if you think this character is just Pizza Papa, you’re wrong. With this multiverse story, if he exists in this universe, he exists in all the other universes. Therefore, don’t see it as just a cameo, but as a building block of the multiverse.
And it is near Collider that the actor elaborated further on his “true role” :
There was a reason he delayed Doctor Strange for about 45 seconds, wasn’t there? He delayed it. He didn’t go any further down the street. You can think whatever you want. I know he saved Doctor Strange’s life for a specific reason. So if he’s there, it’s for a reason… It has nothing to do with his job. My role in the multiverse is far greater than that of a pizza vendor. But you won’t be able to realize that until we talk about it again in five years. You will be blown away by what they will do with what was once known as Pizza Papa.
We will therefore have to wait for the next Marvel Studios films to find out what Campbell is insinuating there, but one thing is certain, the actor’s fans are probably thrilled to know he’ll be back soon.
And to find out why the next movie Fantastic Four will be very different from the others according to Kevin Feigesee our previous article on the subject, right here.