Marvel Studios back in July 2019 announced Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness and it’s been interesting since then to see how it’s being tied into the WandaVision series on Disney+ with that show feeding into the film. Up until today, the film was bringing back Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role with Scott Derrickson returning to direct it. That’s now changed as Derrickson has confirmed that he has departed the project over creative differences, after spending quite a few months online shooting down various rumors about it.
“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences,” Marvel said in a statement, adding, “We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”
Derrickson followed that up with, “Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”
A search is on for a new director as production is set to begin this spring as all the various parts are already moving forward.
The film is scheduled for a May 7th, 2021 release.
Property Concept: Stephen Strange was a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon who, after a career-ending accident, discovers a world of sorcery, magic and world-bending dynamics that inevitably turns him into a superhero figure.