“Dr Strange” sequel loses its director

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"Dr Strange" director Scott Derrickson with star Benedict Cumberbatch.

“Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson has left the sequel over “creative differences” with Marvel.

Derrickson was at the helm for the first 2016 film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and was due to deliver “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” in 2021.

While no exact details were given, the BBC says there is speculation that Derrickson and Marvel boss Kevin Feige disagreed about how scary the follow-up should be.

The director, whose credits include “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “Sinister”, wanted to do “the first scary MCU film”.

Feige however apparently wanted it to be PG-13 and still suitable for teenage viewers.