Scott Derrickson and C Robert Cargill never got a chance to pen their take on the Doctor Strange sequel.
Over the past few weeks, there’s been a shuffling of personnel on Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. The director of the first film, Scott Derrickson, is no longer directing the first one, instead taking an executive producer credit. Sam Raimi is in talks to direct, whilst Michael Waldron is the latest to take a pass at the screenplay.
One area of clarification has come up, though. Derrickson and his writing partner, C Robert Cargill, were assumed to have penned a screenplay at some point that perhaps hadn’t passed muster with the Marvel high-ups. Not the case. Cargill took to his Twitter account to redress this, in a non-piddly way.
Since it keeps coming up in news stories, it’s worth noting that Scott and I never had the opportunity to write a draft of MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, so whatever they are working with now isn’t derivative of our work.
I am of course very excited to see where they take Stephen next.
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) February 8, 2020
No lobbing of anything negative there, just clearing up a misconception. Quite why Marvel opted to go in a different direction is unclear, but it has done, and the film is due in cinemas next year.
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