The plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Infinity War are a bit murky. We know that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (whatever it’s called) is going to be the first out. But what comes after that? That’s the mystery. Another mystery is that certain films you’d expect to get a sequel, haven’t gotten the greenlight. Including, Doctor Strange. The first film did very well when it came to theaters in 2016, and yet, no second film has been acknowledged. Even Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t sure if it’s coming.
However, during a screening and Q&A in Texas, the writer for the original Doctor Strange film, C. Robert Cargill, noted that he and the director of the film, Scott Derickson have had talks about the villain for the second film. He cites that it will be Nightmare, but that’s not all he said at the panel:
“Marvel movies work in threes. They also work outside of their threes. Some of the better Marvel films have more than one villain in them,” he said. “Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it.”
At the end of Doctor Strange, during a post-credits sequence, Baron Mordo removed the magic from a man seen in the film and claimed there were “too many sorcerors”. Could that lead to him striking a bargain with Nightmare in the sequel? Guess we’ll find out if it ever gets made.