DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Loses its Director Over "Creative Differences"

Here's that phrase "creative differences" once again, and this time it being used for DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS losing its director, Scott Derrickson.

According to Variety, Derrickson, who directed the first film and signed on for the sequel, has mutually parted ways on the sequel with Marvel Studios. In a statement to Variety, Marvel Studios said:

“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.”

Derrickson took to Twitter to share his statement on leaving the movie...

Production for DOCTOR STRANGE 2 begins in May and Variety also reports there will be no delays as Marvel Studios will find a replacement very soon to step in and meet the schedule in place for its release on May 7, 2021.

There are reports alleging the studio brought in another write to give the script a pass and whispers claims Derrickson may have wanted to lean too heavy into legit scary, horror genre elements, while studio head and Marvel CCO Kevin Feige wants softer, more playful scary moments similar to 80s movies like GREMLINS.