Scott Derrickson Steps Away as Director of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

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Scott Derrickson Steps Away as Director of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’. Not sure if Doctor Strange saw this outcome in Avengers: Endgame but it appears Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have creative differences over the Doctor Strange sequel.

The news was shared by both Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson in a statement by Marvel and a tweet by Derrickson.

“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences,” Marvel said in a statement to Variety, adding, “We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”

According to Derrickson, he will remain as an executive producer, but will be leaving the film as the director. Scott Derrickson was the director of the first Doctor Strange  film, and will likely remain as the EP to help with continuity, but will not play a major part in the sequel’s day to day production.

Photo Credit: Marvel Studios

The plot of the film is currently unknown, but we do know the film will star Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), and Benedict Wong (Wong). It has also been stated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be the first “scary” MCU film, but with that menacing title, it didn’t really shock fans that the film would take on a more sinister story.

Multiverse of Madness is the greatest title we’ve ever come up with, by the way, which is one thing that’s exciting about it,” Feige said last month. “I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a horror film, but … it’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it.”

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