11 Jan – Scott Derrickson recently announced that he has left his directorial role in the "Doctor Strange" sequel, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness".
He tweeted that it was a mutual agreement on both his and Marvel's sides to part ways "due to creative differences". Despite this, the filmmaker will stay on as executive producer.
Variety also shared a similar statement from Marvel, who added that they "remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU."
Though in the past both Derrickson and Marvel had made it clear the sequel would incorporate horror elements, it's possible the creative differences stemmed from exactly how far they wanted to dip their toes into the genre.
With Derrickson having directed acclaimed horror flicks like "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" and "Sinister" before, it would be unsurprising if he wanted to go scarier than Marvel did.
Derrickson also directed the 2016 "Doctor Strange", the origin story of the eponymous surgeon-turned-superhero, so fans were keen for him to continue with the sequel.