‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel Could Get Weird | Film News
While Doctor Strange didn’t deviate too much from the formula that has led the MCU to such success, it still managed to include a little more mysticism and wonder, and, of course still made a killing at the box office.
Though a sequel has yet to be announced – it’s only a matter of time – that hasn’t stopped director Scott Derrickson pondering about what to include in a potential follow up, including “weird stuff”. Specific! Speaking with Coming Soon, the director was asked whether the potential sequel could include some supernatural and horror elements that the original comic books weaved together so well.
“I wouldn’t necessarily rule anything out. That’s certainly where the comics went in the ’80s but I also think that was probably the weakest era of the comics. The alternate dimensions and possibilities of the multiverse that we set up with the first film already give limitless possibilities”.
What I will say is that the goal would not be to underutilise that, or to create something that was less innovative than the first Doctor Strange. The comics were always pushing into unexpectedly weird places and storylines. That has continued on into the current Doctor Strange comics, which are really great. So anything’s possible with Doctor Strange, I wouldn’t rule anything out”.
The Doctor Strange character was likely unfamiliar to most audiences, so it made sense for the first film to not veer from the path set by previous MCU films and focus solely on an origin story. Now that the character is established though, who knows what intriguing directions the series could take?
As the MCU looks to break off the shackles, and deflect criticism that claims each film is basically the same, this could be the perfect opportunity to create something unique. That is, if a sequel is announced (and if Marvel and Paramount love money, it will be).