When exactly a sequel to Doctor Strange will come to fruition remains a mystery, however, when the time does come, director Scott Derrickson already has a few ideas kicking around for Earth’s magical defender. While the culture of Marvel doesn’t call for saving the best ideas to execute later, Derrickson revealed in a recent chat with Cinemablend when asked if he had any ideas for a sequel that he couldn’t help but think of some good ideas that wouldn’t have fit into the first film as he shot Doctor Strange:
Yes, in that ideas come to you, and when you recognize they’re good ideas, but they don’t belong in the movie you’re making, you bank then, you know? But I think that I’ve never known, in my experience with Marvel in general, and this is true on Doctor Strange, but from talking to [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige], I think this is true of all their movies. I don’t think they ever make decisions to not do something good so they can save it for later.
Derrickson then went further to explain the development of the MCU is similar to the way in which Stan Lee developed Marvel comics:
I think the MCU is being built the same way Stan Lee built Marvel comics, which is just keep making them. Just keep moving forward one comic at a time, and watch it evolve. And I think that’s working for them! It worked for Stan Lee and it’s certainly working for Marvel and the MCU.
Doctor Strange will officially land on digital services February 14 followed by the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand release on February 28th.
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.