Scott Derrickson Sets Reported Return to Direct “Doctor Strange” Sequel

While we all wait to see what becomes of the good doctor — Doctor Strange, that is — post-Thanos snap in Avengers: Endgame, The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Scott Derrickson has signed on to direct the sequel to his 2016 film Doctor Strange.

  • According to THR, Derrickson has closed a deal to return for the Marvel sequel.
  • Additionally, both Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong are expected to star in the upcoming film with Rachel McAdams also likely to appear.
  • Marvel is now said to be looking for a screenwriter for the project and reportedly hopes to begin production in spring 2020.
  • Given that Marvel Studios is ramping up to the release of the just-titled Avengers: Endgame, which will (theoretically) pick up the pieces left scattered from Avengers: Infinity War, they had no comment on THR’s story.
  • In addition to directing Doctor Strange, Derrickson previously helmed the horror films The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister.
  • He also directed Keanu Reeves in 2008’s The Day the Earth Stood Still for 20th Century Fox.