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Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson sling rings his way off of Twitter

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Aug 1, 2018

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson has left Twitter, the latest entertainment personality to do so in the wake of the James Gunn tweet scandal. While there is no confirmation that the departure from the social media platform had anything to do with his fellow MCU director, Derrickson confirmed his tweeting sabbatical on Instagram. 

"I’ve left twitter. But I’ll stay here for now," he wrote in a post of the Doctor Strange cast. "During this Entertainment Weekly shoot I stepped behind the cameraman and made the rock n roll ‘sing of the horns’, and this pic was the group’s reaction. I love that it became the magazine’s cover."

The writer/filmmaker's ire with Twitter can probably be traced back to a time long before Gunn's firing. At some point, Derrickson pinned a tweet to his page from last November, which simply reads: "twitter is hell," perhaps a play on the age-old phrase "war is hell." Along with Michael Rooker and Selma Blair, he's the third member of Hollywood to leave Twitter for Instagram in the last week. 

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Derrikson made a splash in 2005 with The Exorcism of Emily Rose, going on to establish himself in the genres of horror and sci-fi by remaking The Day the Earth Stood Still and creating his own fright fests like Sinister, and Deliver Us from Evil.

Despite many fans clamoring for a Doctor Strange sequel, the director is currently attached to three projects, the trouble-ridden TNT Snowpiercer pilot, sci-fi/thriller When Gravity Fails, and horror/thriller Two Eyes Staring.

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