Scott Derrickson will reportedly return as director for the Doctor Strange sequel, which confirms another piece from the post-Avengers: Endgame Mystery of This Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong, who played the titular character Stephen Strange and his right-hand man Wong respectively, could reunite. Rachel McAdams, who was cast as Strange’s love interest Christine Palmer, will”likely return” as well. There is no word about the return of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, though that would need to occur given the very first movie set him up as another — and much more private — villain to the end.
The report added that a hunt for a writer will shortly begin, which suggests that Derrickson’s composing spouse C. Robert Cargill, and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), both of whom worked on the screenplay as well as the director, won’t go back for the sequel. Scripting will take place in 2019, THR maintains, together with filming beginning in spring 2020. This means Doctor Strange 2 will probably release in May 2021.
Strange was seen in Avengers: Infinity War, where he was one of people who got dusted off because of Thanos’ infamous finger snap. His return was always understood, given Cumberbatch has a multi-film contract and Marvel would constantly want a sequel to Doctor Strange, which fared well with critics and audiences. The 2016 original holds a 89 percent fresh rating on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes; we predicted it”a visually dazzling film that adds magical ” into the MCU. It went on to gross $677 million in the worldwide box office.
With this, Doctor Strange two joins six other Marvel projects in a variety of stages of development in the post-Endgame world. There’s Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019; Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Cate Shortland (Lore); Black Panther sequel out of writer-director Ryan Coogler; The Eternals, written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, also with Chloé Zhao (The Rider) as director; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, that has reportedly been delayed to 2021; and Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first Asian superhero with Dave Callaham (Magic Woman 1984) as author.