Scott Derrickson has exited the director’s chair of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange sequel.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was set to be Marvel Studios’ first horror film and now it turns out that some behind-the scenes drama is where the real horror stemmed. Scott Derrickson and Marvel Studios have announced that they have parted ways on the Benedict Cumberbatch sequel due to those pesky creative differences that seem to get in the way of every superhero movie.
Scott Derrickson helmed the first Doctor Strange film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and fans will definitely miss his presence on the sequel. The film is still set to meet its release date, so we can probably expect Marvel to find a replacement very soon. You can check out the tweet from Scott Derrickson and the statement from Marvel below:
Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) January 10, 2020
Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. Derrickson will stay on as an executive producer and we remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.
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Details on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are currently limited, though it is said to be Marvel Studios’ first true foray into the horror genre. Furthermore, the Disney Plus mini-series WandaVision will also serve as the lead-in to the Doctor Strange sequel.
Directed by Scott Derrickson from a script written by Jade Bartlett, 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 still scheduled to be released in theaters on May 7, 2021.