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Marvel Studios announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Benedict Cumberbatch will return for a second Doctor Strange movie, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. Scott Derrickson will return to direct, and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her MCU role of Scarlet Witch.
While the first film set up Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo as Strange’s primary antagonist, recent news has surfaced that Nightmare will be the main villain in the sequel. As expected, Marvel is eyeing a couple of fan-favorite actors for the coveted role. Among them is former Doctor Who, David Tennant.
Tennant has already played a Marvel villain, namely Killgrave/Purple Man in the first season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Cumberbatch, of course, rose to prominence by portraying Sherlock Holmes for The BBC’s modern take on the classic detective. If either of these castings were to come true, it would pit two iconic BBC heartthrobs against each other onscreen.
At this point, nothing is confirmed. But with the second Sorcerer Supreme cinematic adventure set to hit theaters in Summer 2021, casting would likely be finalized soon.