After a blissful debut to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and an amazing showing in Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange’s sequel was guaranteed to be among the top priority movies going into the next phase of the MCU.
So it’s no surprise that reports according to Mirror suggests that Benedict Cumberbatch will be returning for Doctor Strange 2.
The report claims that Cumberbatch is set to receive a $9.5 million salary for the sequel, which is $6 million more than what he made for Doctor Strange.
Apparently, Marvel realizes that Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Spider-Man will be their featured heroes going forward after stars like Captain America, Iron-Man, and possibly Thor leave the franchise. Cumberbatch will next return as Strange for the still-untitled Avengers 4 film.
After that, plans for the MCU have been kept under wraps. Mirror reports that Doctor Strange 2 will start filming next year, if everything goes according to plan.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is being shot in the UK currently, while Black Panther 2 is in pre-development. A Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is planned for the future as well, although James Gunn’s firing and drama may delay the release.