Translating the Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen was no easy task but director Scott Derrickson (‘Sinister’) made ‘Doctor Strange‘ a fun romp into the realm of mysticism and now it looks like he will be returning for the sequel! Marvel Studios loves having new directors on projects but have shown that they also love to have successful ones return for sequels, so it is par for the course that Derrickson will be here for round 2. While the movie isn’t likely to be released until 2020 at this point, that actually might be a boon for Derrickson as we also had just learned that he is attached to direct Hulu’s ‘Locke & Key’ adaptation.
While Marvel hasn’t officially announced ‘Doctor Strange 2’ quite yet, we do know that Benedict Cumberbatch is returning to the role sooner than later. As the original three Avengers all have their contracts coming up, Marvel Studios needs fresh blood for their stand alone films. We’ll next see the character popping up in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’
We’ve seen Derrickson pitch a few ideas for a sequel such as using the alternate dimensions to give a Marvel Cinematic Universe based ‘Fantastic Four‘ their powers. While this is unlikely a deal we’ll see Fox made, we have already heard from Kevin Feige that these alternate dimensions are important. While we would likely see Baron Mordo return, Derrickson also mentioned at one point that he’d like Nightmare and his Nightmare Realm to have a part in a future film.
It would be a good fit for his past work in the horror genre.
Either way, I suspect these alternate dimension dealings will play an important part of who might face the Sorcerer Supreme in a future film.
Not to mention that an alternate reality could open us up to seeing alternate versions of our heroes existing out there.
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