Talks of a sequel for Doctor Strange hasn't received much by way of confirmations. And from the looks of it, even director Scott Derrickson had gone into the movie with the idea of taking it one step at a time.
Speaking to Yahoo, Derrickson revealed that their approach when it came to mapping the future installments of the movie was to follow Stan Lee's way of writing comics.
"They're doing one movie at a time. And just making the next best step, and seeing where that leads. It turns into a really beautiful creative evolution, if you're always looking for the best possible idea for each individual movie."
In fact, proof of this is that Derrickson was able to focus on translating the comics version of Doctor Strange onto the big screen, and nothing more.
As far as Doctor Strange's roles in other Marvel movies, such as his awaited appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, Derrickson revealed that he did not have his own hand when it comes to the character's operations in those movies.
"I have no hand in it whatsoever. My hand was handing over the character. Which I was really glad to do. I didn't ask for more input; I don't really want more input. I want to see those movies and be surprised like everybody else. I might feel more territorial about the character if I didn't love the filmmakers so much. You know, I can't wait to see what Taika (Waititi) does with Doctor Strange. He shot the tag scene, which was just a joy for me, the first time I saw it."
He puts this same brand of trust with the Russo brothers, who are expected to helm the Avengers: Infinity War movie. Still, Derrickson is very much open to doing the sequel once that becomes a sealed deal.
Doctor Strange will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray this month.