For some Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was a surprise hit. The film made $677 million worldwide and holds an approval rating of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Even with its success, a sequel to the film has not been confirmed yet, although most expect it. But that has not stopped writer C. Robert Cargill and director Scott Derrickson to talk about where they would want to take Doctor Strange next (that is, if they are invited back by Marvel Studios, which has not yet been confirmed).
Thanks to MovieWeb, we have some comments from both Cargill and Derrickson about their vision for Doctor Strange 2 during a screening and Q&A of the film in Austin, Texas. Of course, for every superhero, there must be a worthy opponent. According to Cargill, “Nightmare will be the villain.”
Nightmare is a major villain for Doctor Strange in Marvel Comics. He is usually depicted as a demon and is the ruler of the Dream Dimension. He has the ability to draw power from the psychic energy of the subconscious minds of those who are dreaming. He made his first appearance in Marvel Comics’ Strange Tales #110 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He has also appeared as a villain for Ghost Rider.
But where does this leave Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Mordo? We last saw him well on his way to become the villain Marvel fans know in the post-credits scene in Doctor Strange. Cargill made this comment:
“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.”
It’s great to see the writer and director thinking about the long run of the characters both heroes and villains. With a great actor like Ejiofor, it seems like they want to make sure they give him enough time to develop as Strange’s greatest foe. They understand that this cannot be rushed in one film, which would make for a great trilogy (hopefully).
Personally, I am excited to see a writer and director have so much passion for a project that they don’t even know if they are going to work on. I would be very interested to see their vision come to life on the big screen. But this is now up to the mouse.
Would you like to see their vision come to life? What do you think of their villain choice? Let us know in the comment section below!
Doctor Strange can be seen in Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters everywhere on April 27.
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