Midnight Suns director didn’t get a heads up about plot similarities in the new Doctor Strange movie

Midnight Suns, the upcoming Marvel RPG from Firaxis, is based on the occult ‘Midnight Sons’ run of comics from the ’90s. It’s heavy on magic, ghosts, and demons, which creative director Jake Solomon thought would set it apart from the shows and movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, given that the Avengers typically busy themselves with space aliens rather than ancient tomes of evil magic. What Solomon did not know was that the world’s foremost fan of evil magic tomes was going to direct a Doctor Strange movie.

Solomon didn’t get a heads up that Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which released in theaters on May 6, was going to include the evil Darkhold spellbook, which also features in Midnight Suns. There was “no collaboration,” he tells me. (I spoke to Solomon recently for a hands-on preview and feature in the next issue of PC Gamer magazine).