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Report: ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ casting for these villains

Does this give a hint to the movie’s direction?

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange in “Doctor Strange.”

Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in “Doctor Strange.”

Jay Maidment, Marvel

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” may have hit a snag this week with the loss of its director, but the film will continue production. And it seems a new casting rumor is out there.

What’s going on: DiscussingFilm reports that the film is looking to cast two villain roles for the upcoming project.

  • The “Doctor Strange” sequel wants to cast a female and male villain.
  • One of the villains could be Nightmare, a character who “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson said he hoped to use in the franchise.
  • The other villain could be Lilith or Morgan Le Fay, who are villains in the Doctor Strange comic book series, according to ComicBook.com.

Yes, but: These casting rumors are just that — rumors. It’s unclear whether Derrickson’s decision to exit the film will impact these casting decisions.

  • Marvel said in a statement to Variety that Derrickson and Marvel parted ways over creative differences: “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.”
  • Derrickson echoed those thoughts on Twitter: “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 [executive producer].”