Doctor Strange 2 may finally kick off production next year.
According to a new report from Discussing Film, Doctor Strange 2 will reportedly begin filming in January of 2020, with production taking place in the U.K.
To an extent, this lines up with recent comments from franchise star Benedict Wong, who teased that the film could begin production in 2020.
“I know they’ve now got a writer on board who I met at the Endgame premiere.” Wong explained. “So I think that may be happening some time next year.”
Of course, there’s also the question of Doctor Strange 2‘s plot, with a recent rumor suggested that Brother Voodoo and Clea could make an appearance. Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who began to be set up as an antagonist in the first film’s post-credits scene, has been long-believed to make some sort of return.
Marvel Studios has yet to officially announce their upcoming slate, but it has been teased that it is coming sometime this summer. Black Widow has already started to film while The Eternals is expected to start next. Other films that are expected to be announced for Phase 4 include Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Shang-Chi, and Doctor Strange 2.