Scott Derrickson Drops Out From Doctor Strange 2 Sequel
The news comes directly from the man himself. Director Scott Derrickson himself revealed the news on his social media that he is parting ways with Marvel. After directing the first Doctor Strange, he was also working on the sequel Doctor Strange 2: In the Multiverse of Madness. However, the present situation is that the director will now only be working as an executive producer due to “creative differences”.
Scott Derrickson Agrees To Part Ways With Doctor Strange 2
Variety reports that Marvel Studios told them:
“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences. We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”
Derrickson also uploaded a Tweet, talking about his resignation as the director of Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming movie.
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
Thankful he may be, but fans would really like to know what are the creative differences that led to this decision by the two parties. As for the movie, there is not much time as the filming is to begin in May of this year. Although the search for a new director is underway, is this going to delay the movie by any chance? We are yet to receive any updates over this.
Scott Derrickson’s previous projects are The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister, both of which are great horror thrillers. The sequel, Doctor Strange 2, was also thought to have a touch of horror in it. However, Marvel boss Kevin Feige cleared things that the movie will not be a horror film. “It’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it,” the boss corrected.
The news has clearly angered MCU fans who have raised their voice in support of the director. One even said that the studio is too afraid to step out of the box and do something different.
Yep. Feige and Iger want to keep it in that cookie cutter consumer formula crap instead of stepping outside of the box and doing something different. Scott would’ve made it scary as hell and it isn’t like kids don’t go to horror movies all of the time.
— Anthony Krigbaum (@AnthonyKrigbaum) January 10, 2020
Stay tuned for further updates!