10 Jan 2020 10:35 AM +00:00 UTC

Doctor Strange 2 Director Possibly Left Marvel Sequel Due to Too Many Horror Elements

In case you missed it, director Scott Derrickson has decided to bow out of the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. But what exactly did the filmmaker have planned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel? There are speculations that Derrickson's direction might be too scary for Marvel fans.

Derrickson confirmed his departure from Doctor Strange 2 in a tweet. Check it out below.

"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," he wrote.

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Not surprisingly, people wondered why Derrickson had decided to leave the sequel and there are speculations that the filmmaker's plans for the film might be too dark for Marvel Studios. After all, Derrickson is known for his works on The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, Devil's Knot, Deliver Us From Evil, and ... well, you get the point. This man knows his horror movies and should be the perfect director to work on the first MCU horror flick. Unfortunately, Derrickson's direction might be too much for Marvel.

It has already been confirmed that The Multiverse of Madness will be more of a horror film rather than your standard comic book movie. With that in mind, Derrickson should have no problem taking on the project. Unfortunately, we may never know what truly happened in this case.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will bring back Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is scheduled for release on May 7, 2021.

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