Every entry in Phase Three has been a box office financial and critical success, proving that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a well-oiled machine. However, behind-the-scenes changes still occur, such as when Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson left the sequel, allowing Sam Raimi to take over. Benedict Cumberbatch recently expressed his disappointment when he learnt that Derrickson would not be returning for The Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, added something completely new to the MCU, with the introduction of magic and some extremely trippy visual moments. But he won't be back for the highly anticipated sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, directed by horror master Sam Raimi. This was obviously a significant shift, and Benedict Cumberbatch expressed his thoughts on the adjustment, saying:
“I was sad to hear about it, but that was not my decision. I completely respected the studio’s decision, and it was done very amicably. The grown-ups called and just talked me through it. And that was that.”
That's all there is to it. Benedict Cumberbatch appears to be well-versed in the workings of the entertainment industry, as well as the different upheavals that might occur. While he was disappointed to learn that he would not be working on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with Scott Derrickson, he was able to move forward and work under the direction of another director.
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