James Wan Congratulates Scott Derrickson On ‘Doctor Strange’

Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson James Wan

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.

From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.

Source: Twitter via Comicbook

Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • Marquis de Sade

    …and after waterman underperforms, Derickson will reach out via Twitter and extend an invitation: “INSTEAD OF HANGIN’ WITH THEM SCRUBS, COME BE WITH US STUDS UP AT MARVEL WHERE WE BE COLLECTIN’ BILLIONS IN (ticket) STUBS!”.

    • Napi

      Hey Marquis I got a pen¡s over here so you can take it right inside your mouth and shut the hëll up already!

      • Marquis de Sade

        You need Jesus, nappy.

  • Carl

    I don’t think it’s going to work out as well for James Wan. Aquaman and all the underwater society stuff is going to be very difficult to pull off. I’m not sure it can be done.

    • Steve Steve

      I have faith in Aquaman. James Wan is an excellent director, and I think Aquaman is outside the purview/interest of the WB executives who have choked the life out of Flash and cut Suicide Squad & BvS into disfigured monstrosities. (I still think the extended cuts of each film are fundamentally flawed, but they function as complete films, unlike the theatrical releases)

      Just like Affleck’s “The Batman,” Aquaman has a powerful director who can push back against too much interference. Aquaman should be DC’s GOTG, in that the film will introduce a new world that is separate from the main story-line, with more opportunities for creativity.

      • Carl

        I just don’t have your faith. I don’t believe either of them are powerful directors either. Not much more than the average anyway. I think WB will be involved in both of those. We can only hope that having someone like Geoff Johns as an overseer makes a difference.

        • Steve Steve

          James Wan created his career out of pure ability and will. Ben Affleck is a true fan, and has been on the wrong side of the quality spectrum, so he knows what he wants and what he’s avoiding. Neither of these guys is going to shrink from the studio. Both have plans and will push their plans heavily in the face of any dissenting voices. They may not be Cameron or Speilberg, but those guys were nobodies once-upon-a-time. For better, or worse, their films will be made the way they want to make them. I expect it will be more better, than worse.

          Geoff Johns may hurt as much as help. One unified vision would be good for DC, but Johns may have ideas and expectations that won’t work for a general audience. He is not an experienced movie producer. I think his plan for Flash is what pushed the director out of the project, leaving a hole that nobody seems eager to fill.

  • Kev Steel

    BTW, this is the kind of article that I wish we’d see more of on HH:


    Some real, objective analysis, instead of these TMZ style blurbs that anyone with a Twitter account can find out on their own.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Meh, old complaints that’s slowly bein’ rectified or addressed…This article is akin to: OVERWHELMING SUCCESS BREEDS CONTEMPT…And in your case, sammy-rai, your BUTT-HURT-HURTNESS is rearin’ its ugly head again (ad infinitem).

    • G-Man

      They do, and need to do both. These things get clicks too, and not doing them loses the clicks.

      • SAMURAI36

        I wouldn’t have so much of an issue with the cheesy articles, if that wasn’t all they posted. If they gave some more in-depth articles (the way they USED to do), then this would be one of the best CBM-related sites on the net.