The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Scott Derrickson is set to return for the sequel of “Doctor Strange“. Rachel’s costars Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong will return as well with Rachel “likely to return as well”. Variety is also reporting the return of Derrickson with Cumerbatch, Wong and Rachel “expected to reprise” their roles.
Scott Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote the mystical Marvel hero’s initial 2016 outing, has quietly finalized a deal to helm the new installment.
A search for a writer to pen the script is about to get underway.
Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Stephen Strange, the good doctor turned master of the mystic arts, as will Benedict Wong, who played his right-hand man, Wong. Rachel McAdams, who played Stephen Strange’s love interest, is likely to return as well.
Strange was last seen de-materializing in the $2 billion-grossing Avenger: Infinity War, where one of his lines of dialogue served as the inspiration for the title of the fourth Avengers movie, Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel has been tight-lipped about its plans for life after Endgame, which it is calling Phase Four. After all, how much can there be when half your heroes are supposed to be dead?
In any case, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the plan is for the script to be hashed out in 2019 with an eye toward a spring 2020 production start. If all goes well, the movie would be casting its spell on audiences in May 2021.
Marvel had no comment.
We want to remind everyone that Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere starting today (in the United States). Rachel co-stars as Christine Palmer alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. You can head over to Marvel.com to find your platform. The DVD/Blu-Ray will be released on February 28 and be sure to check out our previous post for more details. The movie is currently Rachel’s highest grossing movie of all time with over 670 million in total and still counting. The movie is currently #95 in the top 100 highest grossing movies of all time. Furthermore, the movie is currently also one of Rachel’s highest rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes (with 90%)
Marvel announced the details for the upcoming release of “Doctor Strange” on Digital HD/Blu-Ray/DVD. The digital HD release in the United States is set for February 14 while the Blu-Ray/DVD is set for February 28. You can head over to Marvel.com to find your prefered platform. Marvel’s official press release can be found after the jump, which includes details on the extras.
Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange,” the story of Dr. Stephen Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, has mesmerized both audiences and critics, pulling in more than $658.3 million at the worldwide box office to date and earning a 90% critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The biggest single-character introduction in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it also carries on Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 14th consecutive MCU film to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.
On Feb. 14, “Doctor Strange” fans can bring home the critically acclaimed blockbuster early on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere, or on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 28. The Blu-ray and Digital releases come packaged with over 80 minutes of fascinating, never-before-seen bonus materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, part two of the comical mockumentary “Team Thor,” audio commentary, and an exclusive look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Congratulations to the “Doctor Strange” cast and crew, because the movie is charting a No. 1 opening of $85M at 3,882 theaters in the United States. This is a personal record for Rachel: It’s her largest opening weekend in the US, according to Box Office Mojo. Since 2009 “Sherlock Holmes” was Rachel’s best opening weekend in the US but “Doctor Strange” surpassed it with over 30 million. The movie also received an A CinemaScores according to Deadline. Variety is reporting the following story:
This time it’s Stephen Strange’s turn to dominate the multiplexes, after “Doctor Strange,” the first big-screen appearance for the Master of the Mystic Arts, was the top ticket seller this weekend with a $85 million debut. It marks the 14th straight first place opening for a Marvel film, a feat matched only by Pixar.
“Doctor Strange’s” opening trumps those of “Thor” ($65.7 million), “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($65 million), and “Ant-Man” ($57.2 million). That’s impressive given that Captain America and Thor are better known figures. Still the good doctor couldn’t quite reach the stratospheric heights of “Iron Man” ($98.6 million), “Captain America: Civil War” ($179.1 million), or “Marvel’s The Avengers” ($207.4 million). Those films benefited from having Robert Downey Jr. or featured superhero team-ups. “Doctor Strange” wasn’t cheap to make. Disney and Marvel spent $165 million to give the Sorcerer Supreme the celluloid treatment.