“Doctor Strange” hasn’t hit theaters yet, but that hasn’t stopped director Scott Derrickson from thinking about the future of the franchise. Speaking to Den of Geek, he confirmed that he already has plans for a sequel, and that the first film is just “the tip of the iceberg."
While Derrickson won’t reveal any specific details about a possible sequel, he did say that should he get to make the film, he hopes to put an emphasis on villains going forward. He even cited "The Dark Knight" trilogy as an example, telling the site that the use of villains in those films made for “a more visceral experience” and that he’d “love to be able to do that for Doctor Strange.”
Derrickson also stated that he had love for the character and the visual possibilities that a Doctor Strange movie affords -- and while we know that Benedict Cumberbatch has more than one film on his contract, it’s anyones guess how a sequel might work and who would be along to direct.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Wong, “Doctor Strange” hits theaters on November 4.