No Plans Yet For “Doctor Strange 2”

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed that he’s not sure when a sequel to his standalone Marvel film “Doctor Strange” is going forward.

The first film opened late 2016 and made $677 million worldwide from a production budget of $165 million. A sequel, therefore, seemed possible. However it was obviously going to be a while off – especially considering the character appeared in last year’s “Thor Ragnarok” and is all set to be a big part of the upcoming two “Avengers” films.

Asked when he would get another full-on “Doctor Strange” film, Cumberbatch told EW: “Not at the moment, no. The masterplan is continually in flux, so it would be out of order for me to speculate.”

Marvel has been cautious about revealing what will happen with the MCU after the fourth “Avengers” is released next year with only “Spider-Man Homecoming 2” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” confirmed at this point, though a “Black Panther 2” seems a certainty.