There is a rumor circling that Scott Derrickson, the director of Doctor Strange is returning to direct Doctor Strange 3 after Sam Raimi’s failure of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Derrickson left the production of the second movie in its pre-production stage only to be replaced by Sam Raimi, though he remained on board for the second movie as an executive producer.
Rumor has it that MCU is trying to fast-track another Doctor Strange movie before Kang Dynasty hits the theatres. Hence making it a trilogy and hoping to rejuvenate the lost plot in the second movie.
Scott Derrickson’s Return After Doctor Strange 2 Failure?
Scott Derrickson is one of the best horror flick directors of today’s generation and on leaving the second film, most of his ideas were removed, such as the introduction of Nightmare and Baron Mordor as an antagonist. So it comes as no shock that Scott Derrickson is the ideal choice to direct the threequel.
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— ۞Dʋԃ Sƚɾαɳɠҽ (@dvdstrnge) January 9, 2023
There is a hugely positive response to the rumor of Derrickson’s return, but there are also some negative responses on this matter. Multiverse of Madness made nearly three hundred million dollars more than the first movie, so it is also a point to be noted that the big shots up there are concerned with the amount of profit one can bring them.
NOOOOO BRING BACK RAIMI https://t.co/HXonYxwtKQ
— Jon 🌙 (@blvze97) January 9, 2023
Scott Derrickson publicly shared a post on Twitter stating his desire to work with the Marvel Studios again. He said, “I loved working with Marvel and would absolutely do it again.”. The character Doctor Strange has become famous and one of the fan favorites undoubtedly for Derrickson’s work and his approach towards the genre.
Why Doctor Strange 2 Disappointed Many Fans
Despite being one of the highly anticipated movies of 2022 and crossing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the movie fell flat. It wasn’t as big as it was expected and disappointed many fans. Despite the actors playing well, the movie itself could not sum up to its expectation.
The ending felt very rushed and unsatisfactory and the characters felt a bit out of place. Despite being a little mind-bending which the viewers loved, the movie itself fell apart as many scenes were sloppy and the CGI work was not up to mark.
People who have not watched the first movie or did not follow the series WandaVision were completely out of the plot as to why Wanda wreaked havoc across the multiversal. Though one of the end-credit scenes set up the scene for another Doctor Strange movie in the future.
Doctor Strange 3 does not have a release date.