Jamie Lee Curtis starts ‘feud’ with ‘Doctor Strange 2’

In one of the least predictable conflicts of the year, Jamie Lee Curtis is purportedly battling it out with one of Marvel's premiere superheroes.

Writing on Instagram, Curtis stated she’d “started an internet feud” between her latest movie Everything Everywhere All At Once and Marvel’s latest juggernaut, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Now, you’re probably wondering what’s caused this “feud”, and it seems as though Curtis is unhappy with the similar themes touched upon in both movies and their posters. This is undoubtedly a skirmish fit for the multiverse.

“Is it JUST me? Does it seem STRANGE that our tiny movie that could and did and continues to do #1movieinamerica and is TRULY MARVELOUS, out marvels any Marvel movie they put out there @everythingeverywheremovie has a Marvel movie coming out with a copycat poster? [sic]” she wrote in a rather bizarre caption. Granted, there are some similarities between the posters, however, the poster for Doctor Strange 2 features an aesthetic that Marvel has been using since the first Doctor Strange film was released in 2016, so, it’s highly unlikely this was a blatant act of plagiarism.

Not ending her war of words with the Doctor Strange sequel just yet, the Halloween star then posted again to Instagram stating everything that Everywhere All At Once “has a deep BEATING heart and BRILLIANT visual treats” as well as “EXTRAORDINARY performances and FANTASTIC BEASTLY FIGHT SCENES…… AND it COST LESS than the ENTIRE craft service budget on Doctor Strange and/or any other Marvel movie [sic].” Witnessing the underdog attempting to take down an industry powerhouse like Marvel is always entertaining, and Curtis clearly isn’t going down without a fight. 

Everywhere All At Once is a sci-fi comedy starring Michelle Yeoh, who plays a Chinese-American laundrette manager that is being targeted by the IRS when she’s given the ability to jump to parallel universes. Curtis plays IRS inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdra. It’s perhaps more than a coincidence that the two flicks have been released so close together but this drama will no doubt provide a boost to ticket sales for Everywhere All At Once in this cinematic, box office battle of David vs Goliath.

Everywhere All At Once has already been released in the US but will be coming to UK cinemas on 13th May, while Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness made its debut on May 5th and sees Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role of Doctor Strange.

  • Writer Chris Saunders
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