Sequel to the Marvel hero’s 2016 origin story, has just lost its director, Scott Derrickson.
Marvel attributed his departure to: (in: Variety)
Even leaving the direction, he returns to an executive producer role. On Twitter, Derrickson confirmed his departure.
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.— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) January 10, 2020
With the search for a replacement, the movie’s production will reportedly still go ahead in May. Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Strange, a master of mystic arts and Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch, is also expected to appear in the film.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” | release on May 7, 2021