We’ve had unofficial word that Doctor Strange 2 would be happening, but thanks to The Hollywood Reporter we now have the most concrete evidence yet. Scott Derrickson, who directed the first movie about the Master of the Mystic Arts, has finalized a deal to direct the sequel.
This is great news if you liked the first movie as Derrickson brought a unique vision and appreciation for the original Steve Ditko art work to the film. The first film was well received getting an A from CinemaScore and an 89% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, and it made $677 million world wide on a budget of $165 million. Add all that to the character’s arc in Infinity War and it’s no wonder the sequel is happening.
The sources at THR also say that the script is looking to be penned in 2019 with filming in 2020 and a hopeful 2021 release. Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong can be expected to return as Doctor Strange and Wong, respectively, and one can hope that this movie will focus on Baron Mordo being the bad guy. Mordo was played by Chiwetel Ejifor in the first film and was last seen taking powers from a former sorcerer and stating that the world had “too many sorcerers.”
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I am excited for a second film. I have loved everything they’ve done with the character so far, especially his part in Thor: Ragnarok. Doctor Strange played a very important part in this year’s Infinity War where he saw every possible outcome of the fight with Thanos and told the other Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy that there is only one scenario in which they win. He then gave Thanos the time stone in exchange for Tony Stark’s life, telling tony it was “the only way” and mentioning the were in the “endgame now.” End Game was announced to the title of the fourth Avengers film this week.
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Source: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER