There’s been an assumption that Marvel Studios will be pursuing a sequel to Doctor Strange and some comments from director Scott Derrickson to Den of Geek seemingly supports that.
“I love the character, I love the visual possibilities, and I know the comics so well - [the first movie is] the tip of an iceberg. There’s so much progress that can be made.”
There’s been rumblings about certain scenes setting up future villains, but Scott seems to know how to tackle them for the sequel. He invokes Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, where both villains were compelling.
“What made The Dark Knight so great was that the origin story of Batman had been well-told, and then it was time to bring in a villain where you really got to go deep. And not just the Joker, also Two-Face. It was a more visceral experience, I’d love to be able to do that for Doctor Strange.”
Not shocking, as David S. Goyer’s Batman Begins script took a lot of cues from Strange‘s origin for Bruce’s League of Shadows origin.
Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed he’ll be showing-up in Avengers: Infinity War, so there will be a demand to see more of Doctor Strange installments. He also confirmed to Den of Geek that he has more than one solo film on his contract.
November 6th, 2020 is one of Marvel Studios release dates for their three untitled films.
We have assumed that November date is being set-aside specifically for Doctor Strange 2, as it looks like between the positive reviews and the opening weekend looking good. I’m sure we’ll be hearing these plans officially in the coming months.
SOURCE: DEN OF GEEK