Marvel Studio’s Doctor Strange hasn’t been shown yet in the U.S., but Director Scott Derrickson already has plans for a possible sequel.
According to Comicbook, Derrickson is already been pitching ideas for a sequel even before Doctor Strange hit the big screen. The acclaimed director stated that he has been conceptualizing plans for a second film.
“I love the character, I love the visual possibilities, and I know the comics, so well – [the first movie is] the tip of an iceberg. There’s so much progress that can be made,” Derrickson said.
Derrickson also went into specifics when asked about the future of Doctor Strange. The director particularly mentioned Nightmare and the Nightmare Realm as the possible villain in his interview with IGN.
“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,” Derrickson told.
Nightmare first appeared in July 1963, alongside Doctor Strange’s debut in Strange Tales #110. IGN described Nightmare as a despotic ruler of the Dream Dimension, where humans visit while in a sleeping state. Nightmare has green hair and is often seen with a black, horned horse named Dreamstalker.
According to the director, they even considered the villain for the first film but thought it would be too much of an introduction.
“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,” Derrickson noted.
Although the director did hint a possible sequel, no sequel has yet been confirmed for Marvel. However, Doctor Strange will definitely appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie in 2018.
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