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Director Scott Derrickson steps down from Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness

January 11th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Ooof! A bit of a shake-up for the MCU as Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness is now without a director…

Scott Derrickson, who directed the first movie, has taken to Twitter to announce that he is no longer bringing Marvel’s ‘first horror’ to the big screen.

Here’s what he wrote on Twitter:

Now, what this means as of now is anyone’s guess, but it kinda makes this all seem a bit more relevant from last year’s SDCC, doesn’t it?

Was it because MCU boss Kevin Feige didn’t want a Marvel horror? was it because he didn’t like the direction the movie was going under Derrickson? Or was it something else completely? We can but speculate at this point but I’ve a feeling the truth of the matter will eventually come out.

Marvel seem adamant that the movie will still hit its May 7th, 2021 release date at this point.

In related news, the movie is still casting and the most recent call is for two villains.

One is a 30s-40s female open ethnicity villain and the other is a 30s-40s African-American villain.

Speculation has it that the African-American role will be for the main villain Nightmare, who Derrickson added to the sequel after not being allowed to include him in the first movie.

The female role is likely to be Lilith.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams are all (at the point) back for the sequel. Chiwetel Ejiofor is expected to once more play Mordo, but in a smaller role due to prior commitments around the same time as filming on Strange 2 will be happening.

‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness’ is currently set to begin filming on May 4th in London, Los Angeles and New York.

The film will release on May 7, 2021.

Source: Discussingfilm

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….