No “Doctor Strange 2” Anytime Soon

Filmmaker Scott Derrickson has already discussed that he has several potential story ideas in mind for a sequel to his “Doctor Strange” film from late last year which is releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on February 28th.

Sadly the project hasn’t been officially announced yet by anyone at Marvel Studios, and Derrickson himself tells EW this weekend he has no idea when to expect a standalone follow-up:

“I have no idea where it fits in. I’ve sort of been off the grid. I very much needed a break after that. But I’m starting to read TV pilots. I love dramatic television, and I’ve gotten quite a few good offers on really good pilots. I may do a pilot before Doctor Strange 2, if Doctor Strange 2 is going to happen.

Right now, I don’t think the people at Marvel are calling anybody for anything. They’re making way too many movies at once right now [to do that]. [Given] how intimately involved they are in the development and shooting and post-production of those movies, they’ve got their hands very full right now.”

Marvel Studios is currently in the midst of production on both “Black Panther” and two “Avengers” movies for the first half of the year, is prepping filming for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in June, and is in post-production on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” for May, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” for July and “Thor: Ragnarok” for November.

Marvel’s slate through 2019 is full up, but three as yet unannounced films are set for 2020 – the earliest possible time we might see another “Doctor Strange” film.