Marvel Studios’ plans for the Sorcerer Supreme’s next outing have hit a bump in the road with the news that Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has vacated the director’s chair on 2021’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences.
“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences,” reads the official statement from Marvel. “Derrickson will stay on as an executive producer and we remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”
“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences,” adds Derrickson. “I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”
In the Multiverse of Madness will see Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange joined by his Avengers co-star Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff. Filming on the sequel is slate to get underway in May of this year, and Marvel expects to have a replacement director on board to keep to that schedule and its planned release on May 7th 2021.