Scott Derrickson is venturing down as executive of Marvel’s “Primary care physician Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Variety has learned. The studio affirmed his takeoff in an announcement, ascribing it to “inventive contrasts.” Derrickson, who administered the main “Doctor Strange,” will stay as an official maker.
“Wonder Studios and Scott Derrickson have agreeably gone separate ways on ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ because of imaginative contrasts,” Marvel said in an announcement to Variety. “We stay appreciative to Scott for his commitments to the MCU.”
Derrickson additionally said the choice was shared.
“Wonder and I have commonly consented to go separate ways on ‘Specialist Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness’ because of innovative contrasts,” Derrickson tweeted. “I am grateful for our coordinated effort and will stay on as EP.”
“Doctor Strange” was a critical and commercial success when it opened in 2016, grossing nearly $680 million globally. The sequel will find Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Strange, a master of mystic arts. Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch, is also expected to appear in the film.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is scheduled for release on May 7, 2021. Derrickson’s credits include “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “Sinister.” Marvel has several films slated to hit theaters before Doctor Strange conjures up his return to the big screen. This May brings “Black Widow,” with Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as the former Soviet spy, and 2020 will close out with the November release of “The Eternals,” the story of a race of immortal aliens. In February 2021, Marvel will unveil “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” its first Asian-led film.