Doctor Strange 2 Star Addresses Director Change

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Doctor Strange 2’s (Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness) Benedict Cumberbatch has addressed the movie’s change of director.

The movie was originally supposed to be directed by Scott Derrickson.

He made the first Doctor Strange film, but ended up leaving the sequel due to ‘creative differences’.

Derrickson was then replaced by Sam Raimi, which was a pretty popular choice.

Well, Cumberbatch did a pretty insightful interview recently with The Hollywood Reporter in which he opened up on the film’s director change.

Benedict Cumberbatch opens up on Doctor Strange 2’s change of director

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Here’s what Benedict Cumberbatch had to say on Doctor Strange 2’s change of director:

I was sad to hear about it, but that was not my decision. I completely respected the studio’s decision, and it was done very amicably. The grown-ups called and just talked me through it. And that was that. He was an assured pair of hands, who knew that world. He’s got certain Raimi traits. The smashed-zoom close-up. The mixture of just on the level of horror and just on the level of camp. There’s fun in there, but there should be some real thrills as well. With the first film, you’re always locked into a script, because it’s the origin story. But there was a lot more freedom this time around. I guess, because we were, not literally making it up as we go along, but sometimes it feels like that.

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