Though Marvel Studios has yet to announce a Doctor Strange 2, with the film grossing over $659 million at the box office and with Benedict Cumberbatch appearing in both Thor: Ragnarok and The Avengers: Infinity War movie, the chances of a sequel are likely.
Screen Rant caught up with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson who offered he does have ideas for a Doctor Strange 2.
Yeah, I have definite ideas about it, but that really is a collaborative process. I had definite ideas going into Doctor Strange, what I wanted it to do. Some of those very specifically ended up in the movie. I storyboarded the [hospital astral plane fight] before I ever got the job. You know, that was an idea and a concept and taken place with rituals, characters, and that outfit. So I guess as we discussed the story, we ended up getting rid of. So I have definite ideas, I think in the big picture of what would make the best possible Doctor Strange sequel. I hope it happens.
Regarding Doctor Strange in Thor: Ragnarok and The Avengers: Infinity War, what exactly goes down remains to be seen as Scott Derrickson offers:
Well, I know the story of Infinity War just because I stopped near the men’s room at Marvel with Joe Russo one day and he just pitched me the story. It’s the only reason that I even know what the basic storyline is. And we were just having a chat. But I don’t know what his presence in that movie’s gonna be or in Thor: Ragnarok.
All I know is I feel thrilled that he’s going to be in those movies, for a couple of reasons. Number one: It means that people love the character. I think that Doctor Strange had to be made and we had to see how the movie was and Marvel had to look at the character and see how valuable the character was for them. I think they have a lot of love for the character and are happy to see him move on. But I trust them implicitly to take the character and make good use of him.
Thor: Ragnarok hits November 3, 2017; The Avengers: Infinity War has a May 4, 2018 release.