The fate for the phase 4 of MCU is still in flux after the release of Avengers: Endgame but recent reports suggest that the filming for Doctor Strange 2 will start from January 2020.
The third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be wrapping up after the release of 'Spiderman: Far From Home', and rumors suggest that another movie has found its way into the 4th phase. According to a new report from Discussing Film, Doctor Strange 2 will reportedly begin filming in January of 2020, with production taking place in the U.K. This piece of news lines up with the latest comments made by Benedict Wong who teased that the film could begin production in 2020.
Doctor Strange 2 is going to be legendary pic.twitter.com/s6AJBdCvoa— Spidey Kid (@n_spidey) June 6, 2019
During the premiere of Endgame, Wong said, "I know they’ve now got a writer on board who I met at the Endgame premiere. So I think that may be happening sometime next year.” A sequel for Doctor Strange has been in the talks for quite some time now but only a handful of updates have come about in the time since then. The director of the movie Scott Derrickson and his co-writer C. Robert Cargill are said to return for the sequel and the movie previously held the release date of May 2021.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, in an interview with Comicbook last year said, "Sometimes, it's where do those characters pop up? Doctor Strange you know, whenever we do another Strange [movie], which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he's a very big part of Infinity War. So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things."
'Doctor Strange 2' Shooting Next Year with New Writer Onboard? https://t.co/S6v9G2gt3r— Movieweb (@movieweb) June 5, 2019
Obviously, there are questions about the sequel's plot, and a recent rumor suggests that Brother Voodoo and Clea are all set to make an appearance in the sequel. Baron Mordo was set up as the antagonist in the post-credit scenes of the first movie has been long-believed to make some sort of return. Cargill added, "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 that 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."