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January 02020

Scott Derrickson out as director of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness!

'Doctor Strange 2' Director Scott Derrickson Drops Out [Variety]

Director Scott Derrickson Has Left 'Doctor Strange 2' [Vulture]

Why Did Scott Derrickson Leave Doctor Strange 2? Marvel Fans Dig Up Past Tweets For Hints

Tweet: Derrickson will stay on as Executive Producer

Given how well he did with Doctor Strange- and not knowing his replacement nor seeing the final product- this feels like terrible news right now. The main theories re: "creative differences": Derrickson wanted to go in a riskier, darker, full-on horror direction (which had most Doc fans drooling in anticipation) while Disney wants PG-13- or being forced to shoehorn Disney+ shows like WandaVision.

Marvel Reportedly Eyeing Two Horror Directors For Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

Jade Halley Bartlett To Write 'Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness' [IMDb]

Surprise New Characters Will Debut In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness [Dr. Strange visiting a number of alternate universes on his journey through the multiverse: is that how they get the Fox properties like X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four into the MCU?!]

Backstage: UK casting call!: "After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend-turned-enemy [Mordo?] puts an end to his plans and causes Strange to unleash unspeakable evil."

WandaVision Ties Directly Into 'Doctor Strange 2' [with lots of Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch in the movie- and possibly be the villain?]

Murphy's Multiverse Rumors:

Nightmare is the villain of WandaVision

Benedict Cumberbatch will be on set for the last week of filming for WandaVision [Doc to appear in the series?]

[14 January 02020]

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Marvel's March 02020 solicits include new series Strange Academy; Dr. Druid

STRANGE ACADEMY #1
SKOTTIE YOUNG (W) HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT VARIANT COVER BY TBA
DESIGN VARIANT COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS
VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
VARIANT COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
VARIANT COVER BY JEROME OPENA
A SORCERER SCHOOL FOR THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he's avoided for decades; he's opened a school for young sorcerers. Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians. But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?!
40 PGS./Rated T $4.99

DR. STRANGE #4
MARK WAID (W) KEV WALKER (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
The return of Dr. Druid!
What has brought Doctor Strange's fellow sorcerer back from the dead, and has he truly renounced all magic as he claims?
Or is something more sinister brewing in the halls of the McCarthy Medical Institute? 32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

SAVAGE AVENGERS #11
GERRY DUGGAN (W) BUTCH GUICE (A)
Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO
The horrific secret of Kulan Gath's power is revealed. Steel yourself, True Believers, this one is a bummer for the ages.
Plus, Dr. Strange & Elektra did what last night?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99

Elektra And Doctor Strange Hook Up In Savage Avengers

Also: MARVELS X #3 (OF 6), GHOST RIDER #6.

Also: TAROT #4 (OF 4)
ALAN DAVIS (W) PAUL RENAUD (A/C)
Variant Cover by ALAN DAVIS
VARIANT COVER BY STEPHEN MOONEY
Merged into a single amalgamated band, the combined heroes of the amalgamated Avengers and Defenders race against the clock to put everything right- as the final card begins to turn.
40 PGS./Rated T+ $4.99

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Also: Out 5 Feb: Savage Avengers: Doctor Strange Enlists Magik's Help In Issue #0

Solicit: The looming threat of Kulan Gath reunites Dr. Strange and Magik on Krakoa. The fate of the world will rest in what they discover. Re-presenting a pair of classics, UNCANNY X-MEN 190 & 191 by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr, in the context of a great new sequence illustrated by the impeccable Greg Smallwood.

[12 January 02020]

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