Following the huge success of Doctor Strange, it is expected that Director Scott Derrickson will return to the franchise for its confirmed and currently untitled sequel.
Deadline reported that Derrickson will return to helm the Doctor Strange sequel after he has finished with his current commitments to the Hulu adapation of Locke & Key, also a comic book adaptation. It is currenlty known that he will direct the pilot episode as well as a few other episodes throughout the first season. While this news hasn’t exactly been confirmed by Marvel Studios, it is very likely that Derrickson will return given his love for the character and the remarkable job he did last year. Doctor Strange made its mark as the most successful solo superhero-origin film with US$677.6million at the box office, beating out Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Hulk, and Ant-Man. Guardians of the Galaxy holds strong at US$773.3million.
Following the announcement that James Gunn will return for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 and that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Captain Marvel, this week has been a pretty exciting one for the Marvel Cinematic Universe – especially with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 being released in less than 2 weeks!
It is currently unclear when this sequel will be scheduled for in the post-Infinity-War MCU, especially since Feige has hinted that it may not even be called phase 4. They are still in the amidst of figuring out how the universe will look like following the epic battle with mad titan Thanos is Avengers: Infinity War and the currently untitled Avengers 4.
We can expect some news regarding how the universe will be like after next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, scheduled for May 4, 2018.
In the meantime, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters on May 2, 2017.