Marvel’s Doctor Strange was an overwhelming success both domestically and internationally. With such positive reviews and box office returns, it comes as no surprise that fans area already asking about a possible sequel for the Sorcerer Supreme. Jon Spaihts, a screenwriter on Strange, talked about sequel possibilities with Variety’s podcast Playlist.
“I think Marvel would certainly be very receptive. Everything in Hollywood is a function of schedules, so it would be a matter of that thing coming around at a time when I can make some availability and everybody else’s timetables work out. I imagine they would be receptive to collaborating again, and I would certainly be delighted to get back for the workshop.”
The character of Stephen Strange has a massive comic book lore history to pull from. Which would allow the screenwriters to explore many different avenues within the mystical universe of Marvel. Spaihts was asked which avenue he would like to explore and write about most.
“I don’t know that there would be just be one answer, but it would be about looking at a kind of magic, a dimension of magic. In different comic lines we’ve explored different threads. There’s a magic in dreams. There’s chaos magic. There’s elemental magic. There’s so many ways to talk about sorcery. I’d want to look at one of those. But it’s really about matchmaking a school of magic with a villain, an antagonist, and there’s a few amazing ones that I’d love to see him meet. That’s what it would be about.”
“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.”
Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange a.k.a. Doctor Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Benedict Wong as Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, Benjamin Bratt as Jonathan Pangborn, Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius as well as Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, is now open in theaters.
Source: Playlist via Comicbook.com