The upcoming Marvel Studios movie, “Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness”, has lost its director, Scott Derrickson, who previously directed the first “Doctor Strange” film.
In a statement on Twitter, Scott said:
“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.”
He will remain involved in the project as a executive producer, but Marvel is now looking for a director for the sequel. The movie is still scheduled to begin production in May and be released in cinemas on May 7th 2021. Though last month, Scott Derrickson said that “studio release dates are the enemy of art.” So there could be a link between this comment and him stepping away from the movie.
The upcoming Disney+ series, WandaVision, will directly effect the events of “Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness”, which has recently moved forward from Spring 2021 to 2020.
Marvel has since said in a statement:
“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.”
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