Scott Derrickson may be the true Master of the Mystic Arts, as he is reportedly returning to helm the Doctor Strange sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Derrickson would be reuniting with Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong, both reprising their roles as the Sorcerer Supreme and his trusted ally Wong. Rachel McAdams is also expected to reprise her role as Christine Palmer.
Though Marvel has been tightlipped about its plans after Avengers: Endgame (barring news about Spider-Man: Far From Home and Eternals), THR reports that the plan is for the script to be hashed out in 2019 with an eye toward a spring 2020 production start. A search for a scriptwriter is on the way, and if all goes well, the movie would be casting its spell on audiences in May 2021.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange 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, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Doctor Strange is currently on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.