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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is going to be dark, according to the scriptwriter

Could we see the first Marvel Cinematic Universe horror film?

Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) appears in “Doctor Strange.”
Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in “Doctor Strange.”
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“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” script supervisor Jo Beckett said the film is going to be a little darker.

  • Beckett posted a photo on Instagram of “Doctor Strange 2” director Sam Raimi and added the caption: “It’s going to be dark.”

Changes with ‘Doctor Strange 2’

Director Scott Derrickson said he dropped out of filming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” film over “creative differences” with Marvel, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • “Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences. We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU,” Marvel said, according to Variety.
  • Derrickson tweeted: “Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on ‘Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences. I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”

“Doctor Strange” writer C. Robert Cargill later confirmed the differences, according to ComicBook.com.

Is ‘Doctor Strange 2’ a horror film?

Derrickson said at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 that he wanted to make a Marvel movie with horror elements, ComicBook.com reports.

  • “If I’m gonna do it, it has to go into the territory that drew me into the Doctor Strange comics in the first place, which is how they dipped into the gothic and the horror and the horrific, and we’re gonna make the first scary MCU film,” he said, according to ComicBook.com.