Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson announced on Twitter that he and Marvel have parted ways.
The exact reason why Derrickson has left is unclear but Marvel has said that it is due to “creative differences.” Scott Derrickson was responsible for the first Doctor Strange movie in 2016 and was brought back for the sequel.
However, despite Derrickson dropping out as a director, he has not completely removed himself from the film entirely as he will stay on as an executive producer.
Another statement was also released by Marvel themselves as the studio said, “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.”
This also isn’t the first time that a Marvel director has dropped out of a film only for another to take over the production. For example, Joss Whedon dropped out of Infinity War and Endgame which led to the Russo Brother’s taking over. Another example would be Edgar Wright dropping out of Ant-Man with Peyton Reed replacing him.
Hopefully, in the future, Marvel will choose a good director to replace Scott’s and, with him still being on as executive producer, it is likely he will be key in helping Marvel choose a successor.
However, as of right now, Marvel fans can only hope that the new director will make Doctor strange 2 a success by the time it hits theaters in 2022