The Sorcerer Supreme's first film foray went quite well, and the director might be coming back for another round.
Director Scott Derrickson helmed the original Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, which successfully introduced the world of magic into the cinematic universe while also producing substantial box office results. A sequel has not been confirmed by Marvel, but in a recent post, Derrickson posted a picture of a Doctor Strange panel with a very teasing caption.
The caption reads "Me after signing every movie deal," and shows a panel of Doctor Strange flying through a barrier. The barrier slams on his cloak before he can make it all the way through, with Strange saying "Too late. This is going to be most difficult."
Me after signing every movie deal. pic.twitter.com/VD04jlChmg— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) October 18, 2017
So, does this mean Derrickson has signed a new movie deal with Marvel Studios for Doctor Strange 2? Fans will have to wait and see, but a Doctor Strange sequel isn't even on the calendar, so if it does happen it will likely be in 2019 and beyond.
While it isn't on the calendar, it is in the back of Derrickson's mind. The director previously responded to a question of what comic book movie he was looking forward to the most, and his response was pretty clear. "Doctor Strange 2 and 3. Not necessarily in that order given the relativity of time and the Eye of Agamotto. And Captain Marvel."
That's a pretty clear indicator that he wants to return, and he might have already tipped his cap to a new introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. When someone asked if there was any chance of bringing on Dr. Voodoo in the sequel, Derrickson responded: "His brother Daniel was killed by
As for villains, the director already has one in mind. “Possibly Nightmare, but he's a tricky villain to get right," Derrickson wrote. "And you can't tell the story of Doctor Strange w/out eventually dealing w/Clea."
Two stellar picks there, and in the former's case, one who was even considered for the original.
“Kevin [Feige] made a very cogent case,” Derrickson told Empire. “The trouble with starting with Nightmare is getting across the idea of the Dream Dimension as another dimension. The movie was challenging enough. It's already an exposition-heavy movie... Dormammu made the most sense. And he is the most present villain in the comics.”
Hopefully, Marvel will confirm the sequel soon, but in the meantime, you can watch the original on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital services.