Scott Derrickson Finalizes Deal to Direct DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel

Despite the success of 2016’s Doctor Strange, Marvel has been slow to give any details on a potential sequel, except that it is happening. Since then, Strange has become a recurring character in the MCU, including a show-stealing role in Avengers: Infinity War. Now, the Sorcerer Supreme’s next film is moving forward.

Director Scott Derrickson has finalized a deal to return for the Doctor Strange sequel. A writer is currently being sought. Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong are attached to reprise their roles as Stephen Strange and Wong, respectively. Rachel McAdams, who played Christine Palmer in the first movie, will likely return as well.

Right now, the plan is for Doctor Strange 2 to begin production in spring 2020 for a May 2021 release. Marvel currently has three dates for untitled movies reserved for 2021, so the film could theoretically take any of them. And, again, Marvel is keeping details on its Phase Four slate under wraps until after Avengers: Endgame, but this is one of several movies that we know are in development.

Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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