James Gunn Was Surprised By Scott Derrickson’s ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Exit

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James Gunn was surprised to see that Scott Derrickson decided to leave the director’s chair of Doctor Strange 2. 

Early in January, fans and industry pundits were shocked to see Scott Derrickson leave Doctor Strange 2 over creative differences. No specific reasons for Scott Derrickson’s departure was listed apart from creative differences, and it was maintained that the split between the director and the studio was amicable. Despite being one of Marvel’s most prolific directors, James Gunn revealed that he was surprised to hear Scott Derrickson wouldn’t be a part of Doctor Strange 2.

During an Instagram Q&A session, James Gunn was asked his thoughts on Scott Derrickson’s departure from Doctor Strange 2. The Guardians of the Galaxy director said that he hasn’t been in contact with Scott Derrickson since the announcement, but he was surprised by his exit.

“I haven’t talked to Scott about this yet so I don’t really have any thoughts, I was surprised!”

James Gunn has also had his fair share of issues and setbacks with the Disney-owned Marvel Studios. James Gunn was famously fired off of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 by Disney over questionable tweets he made years prior. After his firing, James Gunn apologized and stated that they were in poor taste, even though they were intended to be comedic. However, James Gunn was later reinstated as the director for the final film in the space opera trilogy.

Scott Derrickson once stated Doctor Strange 2 was poised to be the first horror film within the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that Scott Derrickson has exited Doctor Strange 2, it’s hard to imagine anyone else bringing in the horror-flair that Scott Derrickson is known for. Marvel Studios has a considerable amount of projects in development, which means that not all of them will run smoothly. It’s good to know that there’s no bad blood between Scott Derrickson and Marvel over Doctor Strange 2, as Scott Derrickson will still remain on the film as an executive producer. Currently, no director has been announced for the Doctor Strange sequel, though it is still expected to begin filming in May.

What are your thoughts on James Gunn being surprised over Scott Derrickson leaving Doctor Strange 2? Comment below and let us know!

Details on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are currently limited, though it is said to feature horror elements. Furthermore, the Disney Plus mini-series WandaVision will also serve as the lead-in to the Doctor Strange sequel.

Scott Derrickson is no longer board Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as a director, but he is still attached to the sequel as an executive producer and the search for a new director to realize the script written by Jade Bartlett is underway. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 7, 2021.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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