Doctor Strange Writer Returning To Pen The Sequel


Though Stephen Strange met a sad end in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, it doesn’t take the power of prophecy to know that we haven’t seen the last of the Sorcerer Supreme, with Doctor Strange 2 confirmed to be in the works.

We also know that director Scott Derrickson will be returning to the helm, making it no great shock to hear from That Hashtag Show that writer C. Robert Cargill is back to pen the script. The report alleges that Cargill is producing a screenplay that Marvel Studios will review before the deal is finalized. And while the news isn’t official just yet, it would come as a genuine surprise to hear that the writer wasn’t involved given how often he and Derrickson have worked together, having collaborated on the first Doctor Strange as well as the two Sinister movies.

Last year, Cargill even teased his plans for the sequel’s next villain at a Q&A, saying that Nightmare is set to enter the fray, while Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character Karl Mordo will continue his arc:

“Nightmare will be the villain. Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it.”

Cargill went on to explain that Marvel Studios is intent on “fully realizing Mordo as more than just a cardboard cutout villain, but actually taking him to kind of Loki levels of awesomeness.”

As for when Doctor Strange 2 might be coming our way, it was reported previously that production will start on the sequel in 2020 with the goal of landing a May 2021 release, possibly filling the May 7th slot featured on a report that emerged last year. In the meantime, you can expect to see Stephen and his friend Wong once more when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.