Marvel Studios has yet to officially green light a “Doctor Strange” sequel, so it’s not sure if the film’s director Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill will be back – though it seems likely.
Speaking at a Q&A following a screening in Austin this week, Cargill re-affirmed an earlier report that if it goes ahead then ‘Nightmare’ is set to serve as the film’s antagonist while Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo will also come back into play:
“Nightmare will be the villain. Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it.”
Cargill went on to say there are big plans for the character of Mordo moving forward:
“For those of you who have ever read the comics, you know that Baron Mordo has a very particular arc, and that’s something we discussed with Chiwetel while working on the first movie. And part of the reason Chiwetel wanted to play Mordo was because he has a definitive ending as a character and it’s such a fascinating ending.
And I do know that whether we’re attached or not, that Marvel plans on working towards that ending and fully realizing Mordo as more than just a cardboard cutout villain, but actually taking him to kind of Loki levels of awesomeness. That’s the goal with him.”
The Q&A was hosted by the charity Mobile Loaves which provides housing, food, and jobs for the homeless of Austin.