Scott Derickson, the appointed director of Doctor Strange 2 / Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has just quit due to creative differences. This is actually not the first time a Marvel cinematic movie director leaves.
In Ant-Man movie, Edgar Wright also departed from the production. That was able to imagine as we can see that both Wright and the project did not walk in the same line. Scott Derrickson however, seemed happy enough to work in Doctor Strange 2. In fact, he’s the one who directed the first Doctor Strange movie, and it was remarkable as a huge success.
Regarding this issue, In a statement to Variety, Marvel stated:
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.
In the other occasion, Derrickson responded with the same tone:
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.
This news brings a lot of shock to fans. This also leaves us wondering, what kind of “creative difference” they are talking about. However, we should see this change as a positive decision, as we know that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have a longterm vision and plan for Doctor Strange movies. Thus, the change of the director might relate to this matter.
Scott Derrickson will stay as an executive producer on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Then, the film is still scheduled to go worldwide in May 2020.