News broke yesterday that Doctor Strange director, Scott Derrickson, stepped down from directing the forthcoming sequel, Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness. The beloved director took to his Twitter to announce the news to fans, writing:
“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 [Executive Producer].”
Needless to say, fans are super confused about what went down, especially because Derrickson seemed so keen on making the sequel the first scary MCU film. Maybe this is where it all went wrong, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently quelled the horror film reports, basically saying it would be more like Raiders of the Lost Ark scary, rather than The Exorcism of Emily Rose scary, (which Derrickson also directed).
An unsurprising side effect of this news is the DC fandom’s literal drooling over Derrickson, with many rallying for the Sinister director to join forces with Marvel’s biggest competitor.
One Twitter user wrote, “DC needs to recruit Scott Derrickson for Justice League Dark.. It just makes too much sense not to do..,” and another posted, “Scott Derrickson, come to DC and direct a horror movie origin of Scarecrow please.” A third posted, “Scott Derrickson would be a great choice for a DC film like for example Constantine or Justice League Dark where he can actually use his horror elements to the fullest.”
Will Derrickson join forces with DC and Warner Bros., or go directly to the next scary movie? Just last month, he confirmed via Twitter that his next project after Doctor Strange 2 would be an R-rated horror film co-written with C. Robert Cargill, so we might have to hold our breath for that possibility.