‘Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson Still Open For MCU Return

Sam Raimi took over directing duties!

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Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson isn’t opposed to returning to the MCU.

Scott Derrickson, a filmmaker notable for his work in the horror movie genre on films such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, and Deliver Us From Evil, collaborated with Marvel Studios to bring the origin story of one Doctor Strange to life. The film, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, was released in 2016 and was praised by critics and fans for its unique imagery and hints of horror movie elements sprinkled throughout.

Although the first Doctor Strange had small hints of horror elements that fit with Scott Derrickson’s previous directorial efforts, the upcoming sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness looks to do the same. Scott Derrickson ultimately left the project due to creative differences and was replaced by Sam Raimi, another filmmaker notable for his horror movie background.

Although Scott Derrickson parted ways with Marvel Studios on the Doctor Strange sequel, he is not opposed to return to the MCU if the right project comes along. He revealed as such on his official Twitter when a fan asked him about the possibility:

It will be interesting to see where the story of Doctor Strange is headed following The Multiverse of Madness. In the meantime, Scott Derrickson’s next film project will be the upcoming horror film, The Black Phone, which is set to hit theaters on June 24, 2022.

Doctor Strange was last seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Here is the synopsis:

“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens in theaters on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned for all the future of the MCU, as well as Scott Derrickson’s upcoming projects,  and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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