Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Looses It's Director Scott Derrickson

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Looses It's Director Scott Derrickson


Jay Cochran - January 09, 2020
Director Scott Derrickson has parted ways with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to "creative differences." He posted the following on Twitter today:

"Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences," the filmmaker wrote on Twitter Thursday. "I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP."




Despite this, the movie is still slated with a May 2021 release date.

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mako - 2020-01-13 @ 5:13 pm
17 hours ago, DylanRaven055 said:

What a shame. I have the same hopes as many here, that the movie keeps a hint of horror so that I gives it a more defined personality that differentiates it from the rest of the Marvel movies.

More likely there'll be even more slap fights between Strange and his own cape while Wong delivers sardonic one-liners.

monron999 - 2020-01-13 @ 1:09 pm

Probably for the best. Before Doctor Strange his body of work wasn't all that impressive. A few good outings does not a great director make, especially if you had the backing of Feige and the Disney machine and a ton of psychedelic special effectshelping out. He hasn't done many sequels, but the few he has done leave a lot to be desired. I'm confident Marvel will find the right guy to pick up the baton.

leokearon - 2020-01-13 @ 8:26 am

I wonder if New Mutants is a success will they consider keeping the horror ideas for Dr Strange

DylanRaven055 - 2020-01-12 @ 11:29 pm

What a shame. I have the same hopes as many here, that the movie keeps a hint of horror so that I gives it a more defined personality that differentiates it from the rest of the Marvel movies.

leokearon - 2020-01-11 @ 8:26 am
4 hours ago, Atlantis said:

Let me be clear, I wasn't saying is should be a horror flick, but that it should leanin that direction; Dr. Strange needs to have a different aspect from the other Marvel superheroes. But I definitely agree with cleaning up the aftermath of Endgame. They never explained why he gave Thanos the Eye of Agamatto. And I think making it an infinity stone (time) lessens it powers; perhaps the sequel will have him get the actual Eye we're used to. Right now though all we've got is speculation.

He gave Thanos the Eye because it was part of the events that would lead to the heroes defeating Thanos.

Atlantis - 2020-01-11 @ 3:36 am
5 hours ago, JayC said:

In all honesty if he left because they weren't going to let him make it some kinda horror story then I say good riddance. This should be a movie about tie-uping all the multi-verse mess left in the wake of Endgame. Now I don't really know what was meant by horror movie. Sure if you want to have some scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat thats one thing. But an actual horror movie just seems like would be totally out of place here. Bad enough they seemed to do that with the New Mutants movie. If you want to make a Marvel horror movie then get actual horror characters. The Blade movie would have been a much better choice for that sort of thing.

Let me be clear, I wasn't saying is should be a horror flick, but that it should leanin that direction; Dr. Strange needs to have a different aspect from the other Marvel superheroes. But I definitely agree with cleaning up the aftermath of Endgame. They never explained why he gave Thanos the Eye of Agamatto. And I think making it an infinity stone (time) lessens it powers; perhaps the sequel will have him get the actual Eye we're used to. Right now though all we've got is speculation.

Bluecomet - 2020-01-10 @ 11:56 pm

I hope it still goes out to be scary...somewhat align to new mutants...maybe a surprise appearance of magik in the end credits?

ADour - 2020-01-10 @ 9:58 pm
2 hours ago, JayC said:

In all honesty if he left because they weren't going to let him make it some kinda horror story then I say good riddance. This should be a movie about tie-uping all the multi-verse mess left in the wake of Endgame. Now I don't really know what was meant by horror movie. Sure if you want to have some scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat thats one thing. But an actual horror movie just seems like would be totally out of place here. Bad enough they seemed to do that with the New Mutants movie. If you want to make a Marvel horror movie then get actual horror characters. The Blade movie would have been a much better choice for that sort of thing.

Doctor Strange has been a character that pretty consistently dipped into the horror genre, especially during his stint leading Marvel Premiere in the 1970s, which was basically aLovecraft homage that introduced Shuma-Gorath. He fights physical embodiments of horror tropes like death, pain, suffering; and constantly journeys to the usual planes of existence"beyond human comprehension." Even in modern times the character's stories have still been rooted in cosmic horror. If the villain of his second movie was going to be a bad guy with such straightforward name as Nightmare, there is no way it wouldn't be partly a horror movie. And the movie wasn't even going to be full-blown horror. Feige has come out to clarify the movie was simply going to be scary.It's not like they intended to make the movie something out of Stephen King.

JayC - 2020-01-10 @ 9:13 pm

In all honesty if he left because they weren't going to let him make it some kinda horror story then I say good riddance. This should be a movie about tie-uping all the multi-verse mess left in the wake of Endgame. Now I don't really know what was meant by horror movie. Sure if you want to have some scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat thats one thing. But an actual horror movie just seems like would be totally out of place here. Bad enough they seemed to do that with the New Mutants movie. If you want to make a Marvel horror movie then get actual horror characters. The Blade movie would have been a much better choice for that sort of thing.

Air-Walker - 2020-01-10 @ 6:58 pm

Hnnn, that's a pity. I really enjoyed the first film. I'd guess that hisdesire to makea more horror themed film is likely the source of the creative differences with Disney. MCU still has to lean a bit more towards 'kid-friendly' at the end of the day, especially given the success of that formula with their main films thus far. If that really is the reason, I think a TV series would be a better way to explore the horror aspects of that mythos, maybe with Clea as the lead character. Any how, hopefully his replacement can still give us a good and entertaining film.

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