It’s no real surprise, but the studio giant hadn’t moved forward with a follow-up as it focused on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. According to THR, Marvel has rehired Doctor Strange director and co-writer Scott Derrickson to take the director’s chair again for the sequel, with a search now on for a screenwriter.
Benedict Cumberbatch is, of course, returning as Stephen Strange, and Benedict Wong is reportedly reprising his role as Strange’s Mystical Arts Master side-man, Wong. Rachel McAdams is also expected to return as Strange’s love interest, Christine Palmer.
While Marvel is currently keeping details under wraps, THR is reporting that the studio is looking to develop the screenplay in 2019 and get production going in 2020. With this trajectory, a Doctor Strange sequel could be hitting cinemas in around May of 2021.
It’s certainly speculation time regarding where the MCU will be heading as Phase Four comes around. “Tony, there was no other way,” Strange said as he left in Infinity War; it’ll be interesting to see how Endgame maneuvers the return of some of our fave heroes.
2019 is going to have some very exciting months: Captain Marvel hits cinemas in March, Avengers: Endgame opens in April, and Spider-Man: Far from Home hits in July.