Director Scott Derrickson, who helmed the primary Physician Unusual film for Marvel Studios again in 2016, is exiting the Disney-owned studio’s sequel, Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.
Selection broke the information, with Marvel confirming it in an announcement: “Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted methods on Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity because of inventive variations. We stay grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”
Derrickson himself posted the information on Twitter across the identical time, including, “I’m grateful for our collaboration and can stay on as (govt producer).”
Recognized primarily for his work within the horror style, Derrickson directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister and Ship Us from Evil earlier than becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the Sorcerer Supreme’s first massive display screen journey. Physician Unusual grossed round $680 million worldwide for the studio, a strong hit for a personality the general public was largely unfamiliar with.
He quietly signed as much as do the sequel final yr, again earlier than Marvel unveiled its Section four slate, which was anticipated to incorporate a Physician Unusual follow-up. The character, performed by Benedict Cumberbatch, was additionally a significant participant in Avengers: Infinity Conflict and confirmed up on the climax of Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel head Kevin Feige promised at San Diego Comedian-Con final summer time that Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity can be the primary “scary” Marvel film. The participation of Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and the tease of the title itself — the multiverse is a significant element of Marvel Comics and is one thing Feige has teased on and off in recent times — advised a way more epic and hallucinatory journey for the Physician.
Marvel is claimed to already be on the hunt for a brand new director for the movie, which is scheduled to start capturing in Might. Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity is about for launch — for now — on Might 7, 2021. Derrickson himself could have hinted at feeling the strain of assembly that date when he tweeted final month, “Studio launch dates are the enemy of artwork.”
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