Late last year, audiences were introduced to the world of Doctor Strange. It was seen as a bit of a risk for Marvel. In fact, whenever Marvel leaves the cozy confines of the standard world-based universe, we wonder if they’re able to pull it off. Luckily for us, they were. The film was a whole lot of fun (even if it was your typical origin story), and Benedict Cumberbatch was deemed a great fit for the egocentric doctor.
Doctor Strange ended up grossing over $675 million worldwide, a commendable achievement for a brand new franchise. While Marvel Studios still has a full slate on their hands between now and the end of 2019, there’s always room for a sequel down the line, especially if the film is as good as the first one. But, of course, as has been proven, even if Marvel decides to make a sequel, they don’t always go for the helmer of the first flick. Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are all evidence of the fact that Marvel Studios has no problem in parting ways with their filmmakers.
However, if a new report from Deadline is any indication, Derrickson seems to be expecting a shot at directing Doctor Strange 2. According to the outlet, Derrickson is set to direct a TV pilot for Hulu, and if that pilot goes to series order, he will be directing multiple episodes “before segueing to the Doctor Strange sequel.”
While this is by no means a confirmation, this does seem to indicate two things: that Marvel Studios is working on a Doctor Strange sequel, and that they hope to work with Derrickson once again. Given the strengths of the first one, and real understanding Derrickson had of the characters and mythology, we think this a pretty good move. Of course, given that Marvel’s slate for Phase 4 hasn’t been announced yet, and in the film industry NOTHING is set in stone, there is still plenty of time for all that to change.
But what do you think of this news? Is Scott Derrickson the right man to continue the mythology of Doctor Strange, or would you prefer to see someone else take the lead? Let us know in the comments down below!
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