Doctor Strange’s box office take of $664m worldwide has seen it ascend to become Marvel’s most successful genesis film thus far.
It’s still bringing in a few quid too, ahead of its on demand, DVD and Blu-ray unveiling, that all begins at the end of February.
It seems a given that Doctor Strange 2 is happening. And yet there’s a slight problem with traffic. Marvel’s roster of films is already on the busy side, and that means there’s been no fast-tracking of a second Doctor Strange movie.
Scott Derrickson confirmed as much in a new interview with EW. He said that “I have no idea where it fits in” to the broader Marvel plan.
“I’ve sort of been off the grid. I very much needed a break after that. But I’m starting to read TV pilots. I love dramatic television, and I’ve gotten quite a few good offers on really good pilots. I may do a pilot before Doctor Strange 2, if Doctor Strange 2 is going to happen”.
It’s going to happen.
He added that “right now, I don’t think the people at Marvel are calling anybody for anything. They’re making way too many movies at once right now [to do that]”. Once their hands are a little less full, that’s when the order is likely to be given to the Doctor Strange sequel. The wise money suggests 2020 as a possible release year.
More on Doctor Strange 2 as we hear it.