Variety has just reported that Scott Derrickson has stepped down from the directors chair for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Marvel Studios has released a statement regarding his departure and is due to “creative differences”.
“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.”
The site claims that it is still on track to start production in May and there aren’t any expected delays. Marvel Studios is also expected to fast track a director for the film.
Derrickson helmed the first Doctor Strange film, which made $678 million worldwide, and will remain an executive producer on the film’s sequel.
More information will likely come out as the story unfolds.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Benedict Wong as Wong. Elizabeth Olsen is expected to come back and portray Scarlet Witch. Jade Halley Bartlett will be penning the script while Kevin Feige and Scott Derrickson will produce. Based on the comic series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters May 7, 2021.