Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson will reportedly return to helm sequel of Benedict Cumberbatch's film

FP Staff

Dec 12, 2018 11:56:35 IST

Scott Derrickson has been brought on board for a sequel to Disney-Marvel's Doctor Strange, informed The Hollywood Reporter. The director had steered the 2016 outing for the Marvel superhero. The studio is yet to find someone to pen the script.

Scott Derrickson (left), Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Strange. Twitter/@iempomuerto, daleplay

Scott Derrickson (left), Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Strange. Twitter/@iempomuerto, daleplay

Benedict Cumberbatch is expected to reprise his role as Doctor Strange, along with Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams, who played Stephen Strange's right-hand man, Wong, and his romantic-interest respectively.

Although Marvel chief Kevin Feige is yet to confirm the news, the follow-up to Doctor Strange is expected to go on floors in 2020 and hit the screens in May 2021, according to comicbook.com.

Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange was last seen in Avengers: Infinity War, where he dematerialised into dust. He used the phrase "endgame" in a conversation with Iron Man after giving Thanos the Time Stone, a phrase that has inspired the title of the final film of the Marvel franchise, Avengers: Endgame.

Created by artist Steve Ditko and writer Stan Lee, Doctor Strange first appeared in Strange Tales #110 in 1963. The 2016 film, also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton, was written by Derrickson, along with C Robert Cargill and Jon Spaihts.

Updated Date: Dec 12, 2018 11:56:35 IST