Superhero flicks may be a violent spectacle to behold, but it doesn’t look like there’s bad blood between these two directors. Scott Derrickson recently wowed fans when Marvel’s Doctor Strange debuted. His fellow director James Wan, who’s set to helm Aquaman, was just as impressed as everyone else. And, now, the latter is letting Derrickson know just how he feels about his work.
In a recent tweet, Wan reached out to Derrickson and congratulated him on his success with Doctor Strange. The film recently raked in more than $616 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing solo superhero film ever. “Congrats to [Scott Derrickson] for his incredible achievements. Whose career I’ve admired and emulated. From low budget horror to tentpole,” Wan wrote.
Derrickson then replied, saying, “Thank you so much James.” The response was also accompanied with a slew of prayer hands and devil horns emojis. And, befittingly, Derrickson even included an emoji of an eye to reference Doctor Strange’s infamous ‘Third Eye’ sequence.
Right now, Wan is gearing up to tackle his own superhero flick. The director has been busy scouting possible shooting locations for Aquaman over the past month. The movie finally moved into pre-production in November, so Wan and his team have been busy prepping for a massive filming schedule.
So, who knows? Maybe when Aquaman splashes into theaters, Derrickson will get in touch with Wan about the premiere as thanks for the latter’s kind message today.
From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.
The cast features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and written by Derrickson, Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister).
Thank you so much James.— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 27, 2016
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