‘Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson Explains His Marvel Studios Exit

The director was originally set to helm the sequel before Sam Raimi came onboard.

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Scott Derrickson revealed why he parted ways from Marvel Studios after directing 2016’s Doctor Strange.

Although most fans are eager to see what Sam Raimi will bring to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – it’s still disappointing that Scott Derrickson won’t return to the sequel with his unique style. The sequel has quickly become a fascinating project from Marvel Studios since it will connect to the Disney Plus series, WandaVision, as well as Elizabeth Olsen joining the Sorcerer Supreme as Scarlet Witch.

Scott Derrickson recently took to Twitter to briefly explain the reason behind his exit from the Marvel Studios project. The director noted that although he’s faced some hard creative choices over 2020, he wanted to ensure that he would never make someone else’s movie instead of his own. Derrickson originally made the decision after working on The Day The Earth Stood Still, and he’s stuck with his promise. The ambiguous tweet seems to suggest that his plans for the Doctor Strange sequel were vastly different to what Marvel Studios intended to produce. Take a look at the tweet from Scott Derrickson below.

What do you make of Scott Derrickson’s words? What do you think about his Marvel Studios exit? Are you still excited for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Sound-off in the comments below!

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 sequel. Scott Derrickson is still attached to the film as an executive producer, with Sam Raimi set to direct from a script written by Michael Waldron. The sequel will star Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen and Xochitl Gomez.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on March 25th, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Scott Derrickson and the upcoming sequel and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

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