All eyes are on ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ right now, which features the return of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Stephen Strange, who headlined his own film in 2016 and cameoed in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ last year. Since nearly every Marvel movie gets a couple of sequels, it’s only a matter of time before Cumberbatch gets to fly solo again. And the filmmakers behind the first film, director Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill, already have plans for who the Sorcerer Supreme will square off against.
Cargill recently stated that should the same creative team return, “Nightmare will be the villain.” Nightmare is the demonic ruler of the Dream Dimension, who was first introduced in ‘Strange Tales’ #10 in 1963.
But as you may recall, ‘Doctor Strange’ laid the foundation for Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Baron Mordo to head down the villainous path. He worked as an ally to Strange for most of the film but at the end, he felt betrayed by Strange and the Ancient One. Cargill admitted there could be room for more than one antagonist:
“Marvel movies work in threes. They also work outside of their threes. Some of the better Marvel films have more than one villain in them. Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it.
“For those of you who have ever read the comics, you know that Baron Mordo has a very particular arc, and that’s something we discussed with Chiwetel while working on the first movie. And part of the reason Chiwetel wanted to play Mordo was because he has a definitive ending as a character and it’s such a fascinating ending. And I do know that whether we’re attached or not, that Marvel plans on working towards that ending and fully realizing Mordo as more than just a cardboard cutout villain, but actually taking him to kind of Loki levels of awesomeness. That’s the goal with him.”
Marvel does, however, tend to mix things up with creative teams, but considering how well ‘Doctor Strange’ did and the fact that Cargill and Derrickson have a plan for future installments and a desire to reprise their roles, it’s likely that Marvel will bring them back for the sequel. Also, keep in mind, Marvel has been hush-hush with plans beyond ‘Avengers 4’, it’s entirely possible that plans are already underway for ‘Doctor Strange 2’ and we just don’t know about them yet.
Cargill teased one last bit of info about the sequel. “That’s the thing. If we do another film it’s going to be weirder than this one. That’s the only way we’ll do another one is if we get to get weird.”
We’ll keep you updated as more information is released! What do you want out of a ‘Doctor Strange’ sequel? Are Nightmare and Mordo a good match-up?
Source: Movie Web