In a week full of great casting news, we got some pretty upsetting directing news. Scott Derrickson took to his twitter yesterday to let the fans know he would no longer be directing the upcoming Doctor Strange 2: In The Multiverse of Madness. He attributed the split to creative differences with Marvel on the film, but would still be staying on as executive producer. Scott Derrickson oversaw work on Doctor Strange and has brought a lot to the MCU over the years.
Filming for Doctor Strange 2: In The Multiverse of Madness is set to start in May. Marvel is on the search for a new director, but doesn’t expect any delays. It will be interesting to see who they reach out to in order to fill the role. Benedict Cumberbatch will be returning as the mystic Strange alongside Elizabeth Olsen has Scarlett Witch, but we don’t know much outside of that. It will be interesting to see exactly what director Marvel wants to see this franchise go in. We have quite a few movies releasing before this, but I am sure we will have more news on it soon.
Doctor Strange 2: In The Multiverse of Madness is set to release on May 7, 2021.
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