Jason Blum's Blunt Email To Scott Derrickson After His Shocking Doctor Strange Exit

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jason Blum's Blunt Email To Scott Derrickson After His Shocking Doctor Strange Exit

I imply, what else is there to say? Those three phrases summarize Jason Blum’s emotions completely, and there’ll undoubtedly many different individuals who additionally stated “Oh my god” upon listening to that Scott Derrickson had exited Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness. Derrickson didn’t share on Twitter how he responded to Blum, if in any respect, however contemplating that the 2 have beforehand collaborated collectively on films like Sinister and Deliver Us from Evil, one can safely assume that Blum is in Derrickson’s nook.

Although Scott Derrickson had talked about having a plans for a Doctor Strange sequel even earlier than Stephen Strange’s MCU origin story got here out, it wasn’t till December 2018 that he was reported to have signed onto the sequel. Then at San Diego Comic-Con the following 12 months, Derrickson talked about how the explanation he returned for Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness (which may also embody Scarlet Witch) is as a result of he was given assurances it wouldn’t be “just another sequel,” and that he’d get into the “gothic” and “horrific” components from the unique Doctor Strange comics.

However, within the half 12 months since then, evidently Scott Derrickson and Marvel Studios didn’t see eye to eye on how Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness ought to be dealt with, because the filmmaker’s exit was attributed to “creative differences.” However, Derrickson hasn’t reduce all ties with the sequel, as he’ll stay an government producer.

It stays to be seen if we’ll ever be taught particular particulars concerning why Scott Derrickson vacated the director’s chair on Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness. However, there are two issues value noting. The first is that whereas Derrickson indicated that whereas the sequel would delve into the horror style, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige not too long ago stated that wouldn’t be the case, although it will nonetheless have “scary elements.” So maybe Derrickson didn’t agree with the general tonal course for The Multiverse of Madness.

The second factor is that final month, Scott Derrickson tweeted out how studio launch dates are “the enemy of art.” Given that Marvel hardly ever pushes again the discharge of its films, it’s attainable that Derrickson felt there simply wasn’t sufficient time to have Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness prepared in time for the start of summer time 2021, so Marvel determined it’d be higher to have another person helm the undertaking who can meet that timetable.

Regardless, whereas Marvel is now searching for a brand new director to switch Scott Derrickson on Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, this isn’t anticipated to both delay the May begin of principal images or push its launch date again. As for Scott Derrickson, he’s nonetheless primed to direct a movie adaptation of the Stephen King novella The Breathing Method, which is being achieved over at Blumhouse, so he and Jason Blum can have loads of contact with each other.

Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness remains to be scheduled to return out on May 7, 2021, so maintain checking again with Sahiwal for extra updates on its growth, together with who’s employed to changed Scott Derrickson. You can be taught what different Marvel films are popping out in Phase four with our helpful information.

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