“Doctor Strange 2” Won’t Get Spooky

Marvel Studios and Disney Pictures are set to bring the Oscar-nominated “Doctor Strange” to Digital HD on February 14th along with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on February 28th.

Coming Soon spoke with the film’s director Scott Derrickson this week and asked if some of the more overtly supernatural horror elements of the comics (like Dracula and ‘Nightmare’) might pop up in the sequel. Derrickson seems to suggest they won’t – it’ll stay wild, but it won’t go spooky:

“I wouldn’t necessarily rule anything out. That’s certainly where the comics went in the ’80s but I also think that was probably the weakest era of the comics. The alternate dimensions and possibilities of the multiverse that we set up with the first film already give limitless possibilities.

What I will say is that the goal would not be to underutilize that, or to create something that was less innovative than the first ‘Doctor Strange.’ The comics, especially the Lee/Ditko comics, were always pushing into unexpectedly weird places and storylines. That has continued on into the current Doctor Strange comics, which are really great. So anything’s possible with Doctor Strange, I wouldn’t rule anything out.”

Derrickson has stated in the past that he considers Nightmare a personal favorite for a villain, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will show up. Cumberbatch reprises his role in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” which he won’t begin filming for a while yet.