Ex-Doctor Strange 2 Director Reacts to New Trailer

By Russ Milheim Posted:
Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness, Scott Derrickson

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness just released its second trailer, and it has the internet in a frenzy. The new footage showcased many new elements of the movie while also introducing dozens of questions. Patrick Stewart can be heard off-screen, there's a new Captain Marvel in town, Ultron might be back, and Scarlet Witch could very well be the villain.

The upcoming sequel will be directed by MCU newcomer Sam Raimi. While the original film's director Scott Derrickson was once set to direct, creative differences between both parties led to new blood being brought in to helm the adventure.

Surprisingly, Derrickson hasn't spoken any ill-will towards Marvel Studios after the whole affair. In fact, the director and writer has been vocally supportive of the entire company and what they do.

It looks like nothing has changed, as the director himself has tweeted his approval of the new theatrical trailer for Multiverse of Madness.

Scott Derrickson Praises the Multiverse of Madness

Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, who was once set to also helm Multiverse of Madness, has taken to Twitter to praise the work of Sam Raimi on the project, who took over after Marvel Studios departed with Stephen Strange's former caretaker.

When asked by a fan if he was excited about the upcoming sequel and its trailer, Derrickson replied that "the trailer [was] great," and made it clear how everything worked out as it should because he was able to go make his passion project, The Black Phone:

"The trailer is great, and of course, I’m excited! I love Sam — he was the right director for this one, just as The Black Phone was the right film for me to go make. All is good."

Derrickson Remains A Fan

When there's a seismic shift in a project, or if notable creatives part ways, it seems natural to assume the worst. But if Scott Derrickson is to be believed, despite his falling out over Doctor Strange 2, everything lined up perfectly for the director.

He's also been vocal in making it clear that he still loved his time at Marvel Studios and how he's open to working with them again. Who knows if those stars will align one day, but fans of his shouldn't discount the possibility of his return for another Doctor Strange film.

With Blade and Werewolf By Night, Marvel is dipping its toes even deeper into the horror genre, which is a specialty of Derrickson's. So, if the director returns to the fold, he may not even put his hands on the iconic sorcerer. Instead, he could end up involved in the more supernatural corner of the MCU that is only now coming to fruition.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6 later this year. 

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.