‘Doctor Strange’ Director On Using Horror/Supernatural Elements For Sequel

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson recently talked to Comingsoon.net about the possibilities of taking the sequel in a more horror, supernatural direction. Derrickson had this to say.

“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 underutilize that, or to create something that was less innovative than the first ‘Doctor Strange.’ The comics, especially the Lee/Ditko 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.”

What direction would you like to see Doctor Strange 2 head in? Should it get darker and be more like a true science fiction movie? Be sure to leave your thoughts with us in the comments section down below.

Plot synopsis: “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.”


Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelson, Rachel McAdams, and Scott Adkins. The film was released on November 4, 2016, and grossed 659,930,151, according to Box Office Mojo. It hits Bllu-Ray and DVD in just over a month, on February 28.


Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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