Doctor Strange Writer C. Robert Cargill To Script Sequel, Nightmare A Possible Villain

Marvel’s Phase 4 plans are slowly beginning to unravel. Director Scott Derrickson has been tapped to return to direct Doctor Strange 2 and now sources close to That Hashtag Show are reporting that Doctor Strange writer C. Robert Cargill could return as well. Apparently, Marvel Studios has commissioned Cargill to produce a script based on which a potential deal will be finalized.

This also hints at the possibility of Nightmare being the sequel’s primary antagonist. Both Cargill and Derrickson have expressed their interest in adopting Strange’s iconic comic villain for the big screen. In fact, they wanted to have Nightmare as the villain in Doctor Strange itself but were apparently advised against it by Kevin Feige, who suggested fleshing out the world and the multiverse concept before introducing Nightmare. Here’s a quote from Cargill in the matter in 2018.

Nightmare will be the villain. Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it.

Doctor Strange ended with Baron Mordo vowing to rid the world of unworthy sorcerers. That’s no side-stinger as it will factor heavily into the series, with the creators having a long term plan for Mordo, that could most likely have him play the chief antagonist in Doctor Strange 3. For now, the future of Stephen Strange lies in flux given his decimation at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, an outcome from which he should most likely return.

Are you excited for a sequel to Doctor Strange? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Doctor Strange 2 does not currently have a release date.