Fellow horror film turned superhero director James Wan has taken to Twitter to congratulate Scott Derrickson on the success of Doctor Strange. Wan wrote “Congrats to [Scott Derrickson] for his incredible achievements. Whose career I’ve admired and emulated. From low budget horror to tentpole.”
Derrickson replied with “Thank you so much James,” and a number of emojis including an eye, prayer hands, and rock out hands. Doctor Strange has just hit $616 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing superhero solo film and passing the first Iron Man‘s total gross.
Wan is currently in pre-production for Aquaman which began earlier this month. Before which, he had been scouting shooting locations. Perhaps Derrickson will return the kind words when Aquaman hits theaters in 2018.
Congrats to @scottderrickson for his incredible achievements. Whose career I've admired and emulated. From low budget horror to tentpole.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) November 27, 2016
Thank you so much James.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 27, 2016
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