Benedict Cumberbatch will reportedly get paid a lot more to star in Doctor Strange 2. Marvel Studios is known for making stars, but they've also brought on their fair share of established ones. None may have been as big as getting Cumberbatch to play Stephen Strange in the MCU, as he was at the top of many fan wish-lists. Strange's solo movie was a success, but fans have really taken to him since Avengers: Infinity War. It was here (and briefly in Thor: Ragnarok) where his full power was displayed and has only made interest in a sequel rise.
There's been no official word on the status of Doctor Strange 2, save for Marvel head Kevin Feige saying it's in the studio's plans. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson is likewise expected to return for the sequel, but nothing has formally been announced. With Derrickson possibly attached, the sequel would also give Cumberbatch another chance to put on the Cloak of Levitation. When he does, however, he may be getting paid a whole lot more to do it. - 5 hours ago