Marvel Cinematic Universe film buffs all over the world have been receiving great news about upcoming projects. With new Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and the trailer for the highly anticipated last installment of the Avengers: Endgame recently released, the stage is set for another big year for the film studio. Continuing the hot streak, it was just announced that the sequel to Doctor Strange is in development and director Scott Derrickson has officially signed on to make it happen.

Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as surgeon Stephen Strange who learns the mystic arts after a career-ending car accident. The film was highly successful grossing almost $700 million dollars at the box office. With that kind of success and the furthering of the Marvel cinema world, a sequel was bound to happen.

Scott Derrickson has signed on to direct the sequel, Doctor Strange 2. According to reports, Doctor Strange 2 plans to have a completed script by 2019 and to start production by 2020. If the plan of that timeline works, Doctor Strange 2 will be on the big screen by 2021. Derrickson, the director, and co-writer of the first film is officially a part of the sequel but the good folks at Marvel are currently in search of an additional writer to serve up the story of the second film.