Although Marvel is yet to officially announce a sequel to Doctor Strange, it seems pretty safe to assume that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme will return for a second solo outing, given that the first movie grossed an impressive $659.9 million following its release late last year.
During an interview with Coming Soon for the upcoming home-entertainment release, director Scott Derrickson was asked whether we could see more supernatural elements – such as Nightmare and even Count Dracula – introduced in a second movie:
“I wouldn’t necessarily rule anything out,” said Derrickson. “That’s certainly where the comics went in the ’80s but I also think that was probably the weakest era of the comics. The alternate dimensions and possibilities of the multiverse that we set up with the first film already give limitless possibilities. What I will say is that the goal would not be to underutilize that, or to create something that was less innovative than the first Doctor Strange. The comics, especially the Lee/Ditko comics, were always pushing into unexpectedly weird places and storylines. That has continued on into the current Doctor Strange comics, which are really great. So anything’s possible with Doctor Strange, I wouldn’t rule anything out.”
While we wait for Doctor Strange 2, Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed as reprising the role for this November’s Thor: Ragnarok, and will also feature as part of Avengers: Infinity War, which is shooting now ahead of its release in 2018.