Scott Derrickson Quits Doctor Strange 2 Due To ‘Creative Differences’ With Marvel

So, this was unexpected. Scott Derrickson has announced that he’s no longer the director of Doctor Strange 2, otherwise known as Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.

This is actually a huge shock because Derrickson wrote and directed the first movie, and you have thought that he and Marvel would have been on the same page as far as the sequel is concerned.

However, it turns out that they were not, since Derrickson revealed via his Twitter account that he’s left the project due to creative differences with Marvel concerned.

Here’s what Scott Derrickson wrote on Twitter in full regarding him leaving Doctor Strange 2:

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.

So, Derrickson has blamed “creative differences” for the split with Marvel Studios, and that has happened before with directors who were signed on to make Marvel movies in the past.

There was Edgar Wright who left the Ant-Man movie due to creative differences with Marvel Studios. Before that, Patty Jenkins was going to direct Thor 2, but she ended up leaving the project because her and Marvel’s visions didn’t align.

Doctor Strange 2 has no director

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness title card

This is the logo for Marvel’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness movie – Credit: Marvel Studios

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This is not new that a director should leave a Marvel project because they just can’t see eye-to-eye on how the movie should go.

That said, this is quite big news because Derrickson had already made the first Doctor Strange movie, and it looked like everything was all good on this second movie.

It was revealed that this was going to be more of a horror movie than the first, which made sense.

However, this does shed new light on the film’s announcement in Comic-Con last year when Derrickson told fans it was going to be a horror film, and Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige basically cut the writer/director off.

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