Marvel’s Doctor Strange has only hit some theatres around the world but with the film’s 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes coupled with the reactions from fans and critics so far, there will probably be a sequel, most likely in phase 4. IGN spoke with director Scott Derrickson and while not saying whether or not he would return to direct future Doctor Strange movies, he did talk about some of the villains he might want to explore if he did return…
“I really like the character of Nightmare and the concept that the Nightmare Realm is a dimension. […] That’s early – that’s like the first Strange tale. I think that’s in the introductory episode of Doctor Strange, and I always loved that. We decided not to do that because that’s a bit of a complex idea to try to introduce everything we do introduce and introduce the idea of nightmares themselves as being a dimension. I hope somewhere down the line we do get to explore that because I think that’s super cool concept.”
Dimensions and realms are a central part to a lot of Doctor Strange stories so adding too many in the first movie might be too much and too complicated to try and fit into a 115 minute film. The idea of introducing other dimensions in sequels sounds great, meaning that villains can come through from these dimensions to make great villains for the MCU as a whole once Thanos is out of the way. Scott Derrickson did a fantastic job directing this movie so hopefully he will return for any potential sequels.
Doctor Strange hits theatres on November 4th!
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