Doctor Strange mighte have died at the hands of Thanos in Infinity War but he will soon be coming back for another solo film.
This report comes via Mirror that states that star Benedict Cumberbatch is soon coming back with his Doctor Strange franchise. The star is even said to get a major raise in pay for his return as Doctor Strange in its sequel, that will release after Avengers 4.
Now the news might not be the most reliable source but they have been accurate with their entertainment report occasionally in the past. The filming is speculated to begin in 2019, which means that the film will release somewhere in 2020.
Reports even reveal that Benedict Cumberbatch who plays Doctor Strange will now be awarded with a $9.5 million salary. This is speculated as about over $6 million than what he earned for Doctor Strange.
However, if this rumour is true, fans of Sherlock series will likely have to wait even longer before getting any new episodes. Cumberbatch isa lready a player in MCU after appearing for just two films. Another Doctor Strange film won’t be surprising by Marvel given that Avengers 4 will mark an end to phase 3 in MCU.
Considering the presence of many popular franchises in the MCU, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has reaffirmed his plans to make a sequel to Doctor Strange.
“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,” Feige said to CinemaBlend. “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.”
Marvel hasn’t made an official announcement on Doctor Strange 2 but he will be back in action before that in Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019.