Scott Derrickson on what he'd like to see in the Doctor Strange sequel
Although DOCTOR STRANGE has already been released across the pond, we're still a week away from experiencing the mystical adventures of Doctor Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for ourselves, but that hasn't stopped DOCTOR STRANGE director Scott Derrickson from coming up with ideas for the inevitable sequel. While speaking with IGN, Derrickson was asked what elements he would like to include in DOCTOR STRANGE: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO.
I really like the character of Nightmare and the concept that the Nightmare Realm is a dimension. […] That’s early – that’s like the first Strange tale. I think that’s in the introductory episode of Doctor Strange, and I always loved that.
If, like me, you've got a...friend...who doesn't know who Nightmare is, here's the skinny: as the ruler of one of the Splinter Realms known as the Nightmare Realm and the Dream Dimension, Nightmare is an ancient entity who has the ability to draw power from the psychic energies of the subconscious minds of dreaming beings. As Scott Derrickson said, Nightmare appeared in Doctor Strange's very first adventure in Strange Tales #110 back in 1963. As for why Nightmare wasn't used in the first DOCTOR STRANGE, Derrickson eventually decided that it was too much of a complex idea to introduce at this stage.
We decided not to do that because that’s a bit of a complex idea to try to introduce everything we do introduce and introduce the idea of nightmares themselves as being a dimension. I hope somewhere down the line we do get to explore that because I think that’s super cool concept.
A sequel to DOCTOR STRANGE hasn't officially been announced just yet, but audiences seem to be enthusiastic about the film so far (check out our own Eric Walkuski's review of the film) and I'd be shocked if Marvel didn't save one of their Phase Four slots for a DOCTOR STRANGE sequel.
What would you like to see in a DOCTOR STRANGE sequel?
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