We are just months away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 Finale, the now titled Avengers: Endgame. This highly anticipated film, maybe the most anticipated movie of all time, is set to wrap up the stories laid out over the last decade throughout the course of over 20 films. However, this will not be the end of the MCU, but rather the launching point for a more diverse and expanded MCU, starting with Phase 4. The current films known for the future on the MCU are Spider-Man: Far From Home, a Black Widow solo film, The Eternals, and a Black Panther sequel. Now, we may have a definitive answer on another rumored sequel; Doctor Strange 2.
Thanks to a story from The Hollywood Reporter, we now know that Scott Derrickson, the director of The Sorcerer Supreme’s first outing in the 2016 hit, Doctor Strange, has quietly finalized a deal to take up the director’s chair again for the sequel. While no writers have been named for the script, it seems reasonable that Derrickson, who co-wrote the first installment, and co-writer, C. Robert Cargill, would pick up the pen for the next step in Strange’s story.
Cargill has even dropped a few hints to the story he and the director would like to make, back in an interview in March. Naming Nightmare as their preferred villain for the sequel, Robert said:
“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.”
This helps us to understand where Baron Mordo (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) could have a hand against Strange in the sequel, before being the Big Bad in the third film. We’re also sure that Mordo will have something to say after the events of Endgame, most likely blaming the catastrophic events on Strange’s wanton disregard for the “natural law”.
At the same time, Mordo is taking the abilities and powers of sorcerers around the world, becoming more powerful daily. The groundwork is laid for an amazing trilogy here, and it should be one that fans love.
Along with Ejiofer and Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) returning, it is expected that Benedict Wong (Wong) and Rachael McAdams (Christine Palmer) will reprise their roles as well. There is no timeline as of yet to when the film will begin production, much less hit theaters, but will Strange’s ever increasing popularity coming off of the heels of Infinity War and what is most certainly a command performance in Endgame, fans will be salivating for more information on this upcoming sequel.
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