Fans React To Doctor Strange 2 Losing Director Scott Derrickson


Thursday saw the unfortunate news that Doctor Strange 2 has lost its director, with Scott Derrickson, who says he left over creative differences, but will still remain attached to the flick as an executive producer.

Derrickson didn’t go into specifics as he tweeted: “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.”

As I pointed out, my thinking is that part of the issue with Scott Derrickson leaving may be a change in direction away from the sequel being a horror movie. This past Summer saw Doctor Strange 2 described as a horror flick but recently saw Kevin Feige shoot down that notion.

Fans are now reacting to Doctor Strange 2 losing director Scott Derrickson on Twitter with a similar sentiment (see more below).

“‘Creative differences’ – More like, you wanted to go deep with the horror route for this film. But, Feige and Iger, were pushing far from that take, to not scare the children. Sounds like Edgar Wright and ‘Ant-Man’ all over again…” one Twitter user replied which has 366 likes.

I’ll also add I am disappointed by the news and was really looking forward to Derrickson helming the sequel. His first flick was really good, and of all of Marvel Phase 4, Doctor Strange 2 was the one thing I was most looking forward to.

It now seems as if Kevin Feige is dumbing down the horror approach to Doctor Strange 2 to keep with his goofy jokey Marvel popcorn films.

Fans also think Scott Derrickson would be better off in the DCEU. 

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Fans react to Doctor Strange 2 losing director Scott Derrickson on Twitter:

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