DOCTOR STRANGE Writer Confirms Nightmare As The Sequel's Villain; Outlines Baron Mordo's Role

DOCTOR STRANGE Writer Confirms Nightmare As The Sequel's Villain; Outlines Baron Mordo's Role

A follow-up to Doctor Strange is still not a sure thing, but chances are it will happen at some point. Now, one of the first film's co-writers has shared a few new details about the potential sequel...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 01, 2018 10:04 AM EST
Source: Via Movieweb
Though a sequel to Marvel's Doctor Strange still hasn't been officially greenlit, Marvel Studios has indicated that it will happen at some point. But, even if that day does come, the return of the first film's creative team is not a sure thing.

That doesn't mean that they don't have a plan for how the story will progress. however.

C. Robert Cargill, who wrote the first movie with Scott director Derrickson, recently spoke at a Q&A following a screening in Austin, Texas, and, among other things, he confirmed that "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."

Towards the end of Doctor Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor's Mordo took a darker path to the Sorcerer Supreme and it's strongly implied that he would take an antagonistic role in the sequel. Cargill does state that there are big plans for the character moving forward, but his comments may also suggest that a reconciliation with Strange may be on the cards:

For those of you who have ever read the comics, you know that Baron Mordo has a very particular arc, and that's something we discussed with Chiwetel while working on the first movie. And part of the reason Chiwetel wanted to play Mordo was because he has a definitive ending as a character and it's such a fascinating ending. And I do know that whether we're attached or not, that Marvel plans on working towards that ending and fully realizing Mordo as more than just a cardboard cutout villain, but actually taking him to kind of Loki levels of awesomeness. That's the goal with him."

Could we see Mordo return to the light to help combat the larger threat of Nightmare, perhaps? Let's hop the sequel gets off the ground and we get to find out!
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HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 3/31/2018, 3:14 PM
This is great news!

BackwardGalaxy
BackwardGalaxy - 4/1/2018, 1:04 PM
Hop = pun intended?
WruceBayne
WruceBayne - 4/1/2018, 10:28 AM
Yeah I know absolutely nothing about Nightmare but as long as we get magical finger Kung fu I’m all for it.
soberchimera
soberchimera - 4/1/2018, 10:37 AM
@WruceBayne - He's basically The Sandman, but evil.
RocknRolla
RocknRolla - 4/1/2018, 10:52 AM
@soberchimera - no, no he's not. Read more
ScionStorm
ScionStorm - 4/1/2018, 11:12 AM
@WruceBayne - He's a powerful demon that exists in the Dream Dimension.
soberchimera
soberchimera - 4/1/2018, 11:25 AM
@RocknRolla - You're absolutely right, Sandman rules The Dreaming and Nightmare rules the Dream Dimension. How could anyone think they're similar?
RageDriver2401
RageDriver2401 - 4/1/2018, 10:39 AM
I read this last night but wasn't sure if it's real or an April Fool's prank, since Cumberbatch said he isn't aware of any plans of a sequel. Either ways, I'm always no board for more Strange.
RageDriver2401
RageDriver2401 - 4/1/2018, 2:02 PM
on board*
Mattygrand
Mattygrand - 4/1/2018, 10:40 AM
This is fantastic news, I’ve been calling for Nightmare in the sequel as soon as the first film was over. As for who would play him, I’m stuck between Andrew Scott, Michael Sheen and Sharlto Copley! Any of those, we got us a winner!
HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/1/2018, 10:42 AM
@Mattygrand - Sharlto Copley is a great choice!
Battabing
Battabing - 4/1/2018, 10:42 AM
So, nada.
Kevwebsz
Kevwebsz - 4/1/2018, 10:46 AM
I reeaaally hope the fighting is a little closer to this. First movie was cool but I was hoping for the magic to be more...epic and grand. Know what I mean?

Magus
Magus - 4/1/2018, 11:05 AM
@Kevwebsz - I completely disagree. I’m glad they avoided the wand pointing constapation faces. That shit is worse than X-Men’s hand waving constapation faces.

I commend Doctor Strange for how they portrayed magic in a more dimension bending psycidellic nature like in the comics. It is a beautiful mix of shamanism, quantum mechanics and mysticism. Not some basic magic wand fire and lightning bullshit.

I have no idea how people could have been let down by Doctor Strange, outside of the basic plot structure, which was needed to ground the film for audiences. Without the heroes journey to latch on to general audiences could get lost in concepts.

End rant.
CaptainElrond
CaptainElrond - 4/1/2018, 11:08 AM
@Kevwebsz - Naw
Kevwebsz
Kevwebsz - 4/1/2018, 11:11 AM
@Magus - I enjoy the movie but the actual fighting wasn't really imaginative. The backgrounds were changing and shifting which is cool but the fighting was just create a weapon out of thin air and go at it. Never really felt magical.
ExSOLDIER
ExSOLDIER - 4/1/2018, 10:47 AM
Doctor Strange and the Living Tribunal November 2020

Doctor Strange must convince the ancient being The Living Tribunal to allow his dimension to exist after the events of the Infinity War nearly destroyed the entire multiverse. It won’t be an easy task with the demon known as Nightmare from the Dream Dimension causing the people of earth to go insane and commit acts of evil against one another. While still on his quest to bring down Strange, Baron Mordo reluctantly helps Strange to free the people of Earth from Nightmare’s spells and save their dimension from annihilation at the hands of the vengeful Living Tribunal.

You read it here first, folks!
Mattygrand
Mattygrand - 4/1/2018, 10:48 AM
@ExSOLDIER - yo that sounds epic af!
ViVaGordito4evr
ViVaGordito4evr - 4/1/2018, 11:41 AM
@ExSOLDIER - OMG - Yes please!!!!!!!
Eraserhead
Eraserhead - 4/1/2018, 8:50 PM
@ExSOLDIER - now THAT would be amazing ESP post IW

GhostDog
GhostDog - 4/1/2018, 10:48 AM
#LetDerricksonDoHisHorrorThing

Stuff like this.
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