“Loki” head writer Michael Waldron has been tapped to write “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” for Marvel Studios, according to an individual with knowledge of the project. Jade Bartlett wrote the previous draft of the script.
“Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi is returning to the superhero genre and is in talks to direct.
Scott Derrickson stepped down from directing the sequel last month due to creative differences and will remain as an executive producer of the project. “Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on ‘Doctor Strange’ in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences,” Marvel said in a statement to TheWrap. “Derrickson will stay on as an executive producer and we remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”
The film is scheduled to go into production in May. Details of the film are still under wraps, but during the Marvel presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige said the “Doctor Strange” sequel will be “the first scary MCU film.” But, Feige joked “It’s gonna be PG-13 and you’re going to like it!
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is set be released on May 7, 2021 and production will start this May.
On top of “Loki” going into production for the Disney+ streaming service, Waldron also has two other projects going into production. He has a series order for family drama “Heels” for Starz with Paramount Television and Lionsgate, and “Florida Man,” which also received a pilot order from USA.
Waldron is repped by LBI Entertainment and Bloom Hergott.
Marvel had no comment.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
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