Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Scott Derrickson has quit the movie months before production was set to begin.
In a statement to Variety, Marvel said, “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.”
Furthermore, Derrickson himself tweeted about his departure as the director on social media. He wrote, “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.”
Scott Derrickson directed the first film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel McAdams. Shooting for the sequel was set to begin in May. However, the studio believes that there will not be any delay while they look for another director.
The sequel will see Benedict Cumberbatch reprise his role as the titular character. It will also star Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch.
Marvel President Kevin Feige also confirmed the appearance of classic Marvel characters in the upcoming Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Speaking at the New York Film Academy he said, “You won’t expect or won’t guess who it is but we found a cool way to make it work because we want to make a particular type of movie there.”
Further teasing the audience, “And there was a character who we always wanted to do something with who will fit really well there.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will release in May 2021.
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