One of Marvel’s Phase 4 projects has received a big blow. Director Scott Derrickson has departed Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, citing creative differences with the studio.
“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences,” the director said in a statement. “I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”
With a script from Miller’s Girl scribe Jade Bartlett, the sequel will follow Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange as he travels the multiverse alongside Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlett Witch, who can next be seen in WandaVision. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that the Disney+ series will lead directly into In the Multiverse of Madness.
Though the search for a new director is underway, Variety reports that production on the Doctor Strange sequel will still start in May, with no filming delays expected.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on May 7, 2021.
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