Doctor Strange 2 director resigned because he and Marvel wanted to make two different movies

C. Robert Cargill, who co-wrote the script for the first Doctor Strange movie, has talked about why Scott Derrickson and Marvel parted ways with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

In statements to CinemaBlend about his new book Day Zero, Cargill addressed the root cause of Derrickon’s decision to leave the direction of the sequel to Doctor Strange. Cargill explained that Derrickson and Marvel they had very different ideas for the movieas well as that Derrickson finally did not want to compromise his vision of directing that film rather than directing the big screen adaptation of The Black Phone (from Joe Hill).

“They were creative differences”, Cargill confirmed before elaborating on why they weren’t creatively aligned. “[Scott Derrickson] I wanted to make a movie, and Marvel wanted to make another movie. So he sat down and said, ‘Well shit, I have this great script that I wrote with Cargill, and i am really proud‘. In fact, we were going to talk to other directors for The Black Phone.

“Scott called me up and said: ‘Dude, I have to make this movie. It has to be my movie, I have to do this. Do you mind waiting until I’m done with [Doctor Strange 2]? ‘explains Cargill. “But in case it didn’t happen, he said, ‘Would you mind waiting?’ And I was like, ‘You know what, if you have this passion for it … I’ll wait a couple of years to make this movie. ‘”.

While Cargill he was willing to wait for Derrickson to join him in the adaptation of The Black Phone, so Derrickson decided to leave Doctor Strange 2 because he and Marvel couldn’t agree on the direction the movie should take. Cargill noted that it was not an easy decision for Derrickson., but it helped that he had a project that he could refocus his energy on.

“Scott says, ‘Well, I can do this movie that I’m engaging in, Or I could do The Black Phone‘”Cargill explained. “As he said publicly, it was a difficult decision to leave Strange behind; but it made it would be easier for me to have a movie that I was waiting for. And then the experience was so great that we are just very proud and happy with what we did. “.

Derrickson, who directed the first Doctor Strange movie in 2016, issued a joint statement with Marvel Studios in January of last year to announce his departure “friendly” from Doctor Strange 2. By April, Sam Raimi had confirmed that he was taking over director. of the sequel. Derrickson praised his successor, referring to Raimi as one of the nicest people “ you have met in this industry.

The sequel to Doctor Strange is slated to be Released on March 25, 2022, but there is a lot of MCU to come before that. After the credits appeared in Scarlet Witch and Vision, as well as Falcon and the Winter Soldier, many have focused their attention on Loki, which is the next Marvel Studios project to hit Disney Plus. They also wait on the horizon Black Widow, Shang-Chi, What If …?, The Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home.