Avengers: Endgame teased the future of quite a few upcoming properties. Peter met Ned, we saw the colorful celebrations in Wakanda, Scott Lang got together with the Wasp & his daughter and then there was the bit with the Asgardians of the Galaxy. But there was nothing with regards to Doctor Strange 2 or perhaps Captain Marvel 2. Since Captain Marvel came out this year itself, we can expect a 3-4 year break for its sequel, but the first Doctor Strange movie happened back in 2016, so a sequel has to be of the more immediate concerns.
As far as we know, the second movie is currently under development as Director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill are working hard upon getting the sequel ready for production. It was earlier expected that Doctor Strange 2 will take the November spot of 2020 as the previous movie also came out in November, but the film just wasn’t on the schedule to come out then because the story wasn’t ready. So we expect it to take up either of the 3 slots of 2021 (February, May or November).
A leak on Twitter claimed that the Doctor Strange sequel will bring back the Ancient One through flashbacks and introduce Brother Voodoo & Clea, but it didn’t talk about the villain(s) of the movie. Kaecillius may have been an ordinary villain, but Dormammu was introduced really well. Still, we’d certainly want bigger, better and more challenging villains for the sequel of the film.
Doctor Strange has really grown powerful in the 3 times we saw him after the first film. So the villain that he is going to face has to be challenging. Baron Mordo was someone who was set up by the first movie and according to the sources of We Got This Covered, he is going to be the main antagonist of Doctor Strange 2.
This would be interesting to see because it was always inevitable! Doctor Strange messed with Time quite a lot in Infinity War by going to 14 Million+ alternate futures and making one happen. He tampered with the law and the bill will come due with Baron Mordo. But, what’s interesting is that this report from WGTC is in direct contrast with what Screenwriter Cargill said last year. He revealed that Nightmare is going to be the second big villain.
We all believed that what he said was true, and Baron Mordo will be shown lurking around in the shadows only to return as the big bad in the third Doctor Strange movie. Now that we’ve covered both the possibilities, we can safely say that it is going to be either of them. The plot could either involve Mordo in a limited capacity while focussing on Nightmare, or it could solely feature Mordo itself, leaving villains like Nightmare and others for the third film.
The beauty of how Mordo was set up at the end of the first film is that Marvel could opt for any of the two options regarding his future. Doctor Strange 2 will begin production either by the end of this year or by early 2020, so there’s plenty of time until we get to know for sure. Perhaps Comic-Con and/or D23 could give us an insight upon it telling us the title of the sequel. Let’s see what happens.
As far as the near future of Marvel is concerned, we are yet to know the “What,” but we do know the “When” of the upcoming movies. Disney confirmed the release dates of the upcoming films and here are the probable names that could be attached to those dates:
May 1, 2020 (Black Widow)
November 6, 2020 (The Eternals)
February 12, 2021 (Black Panther 2 / Doctor Strange 2 / Shang Chi)
May 2, 2021 (Black Panther 2 / Doctor Strange 2)
November 5, 2021 (Doctor Strange 2 / Shang Chi)
February 18, 2022 (Captain Marvel 2)
May 6, 2022 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3)
July 29, 2022 (Ant-Man and the Wasp 3 / Spider-Man 3).