Doctor Strange Director Touches on Sequel Idea

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Doctor Strange is only just showing in a theater near you—or coming later next week, if you're in North America.

Still, that hasn't stopped the brains behind the direction of the movie from contemplating what could be the main theme of the sequel.

Speaking to IGN, Scott Derrickson revealed that, for the sequel, he was interested in bringing to life the character of Nightmare straight from the comics.

"I really like the character of Nightmare and the concept that the Nightmare Realm is a dimension. That's early—that's like the first Strange tale. I think that's in the introductory episode of Doctor Strange, and I always loved that."

This is a reasonable, and a good enough follow-up since the first movie has already established the rather unique setting of the movie. Derrickson revealed that he hoped to explore and show on the screen the idea of introducing nightmares as a dimension.

Of course, just because Derrickson has teased his idea of a sequel does not mean that Doctor Strange will head back to the big screen in a movie of his own. Marvel has yet to announce any plans on that.

Benedict Cumberbatch, however, will be reprising his role as Stephen Strange and the Sorcerer Supreme once he joins the cast of Avengers: Infinity War.

Doctor Strange will be out in North America on Nov. 4.

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