Although Doctor Strange returned earlier this year in Avengers: Infinity War and is expected to be back for Avengers: Endgame, it’s been two years since his first movie, a.k.a. his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. Since every debut Marvel movie aside from The Incredible Hulk has gotten a sequel or two, it’s generally been assumed that the Master of the Mystic Arts would follow suit, and now it’s been confirmed that director Scott Derrickson will be back for Doctor Strange 2.
This update comes from THR, which reports that Scott Derrickson has finalized a deal to direct on Doctor Strange 2. Interestingly, although Derickson wrote the Doctor Strange script with C. Robert Cargill, apparently Marvel Studios is searching for a new writer to tackle this sequel. The plan right now is for the script to be worked on in 2019, which will lead into a spring 2020 production launch. If all goes according to plan, Doctor Strange 2 will be released in May 2021.