Scott Derrickson exits ‘Doctor Strange’ sequel

After a lengthy development process, Scott Derrickson has parted ways with Marvel Studios on Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.

After co-writing and directing the 2016 solo film Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen, Scott Derrickson had been working closely with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige on the development of Dr. Strange throughout Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. With the announcement of the sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness back in July, Derrickson seemed to be on board completely – until tonight.

Derrickson took to Twitter to announce that he and Marvel Studios were parting ways with him as the film’s director, but will remain as an executive producer.

This comes after recent comments from Derrickson which hinted at possible problems over the timeframe he had in order to bring the film together.

Marvel has not commented on the decision to part ways with Derrickson as of yet, and no potential replacement directors have been announced.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness will hit theatres on May 5, 2021.

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