Doctor Strange sequel
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The box office returns aren’t out yet, but it’s a safe bet that Doctor Strange will do big business Stateside and worldwide. And as it stands, director Scott Derrickson already knows which villain he’d like to use for the sequel.
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Speaking to IGN, Derrick mentioned the name of a character who first made his debut back in 1963:
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“I really like the character of Nightmare and the concept that the Nightmare Realm is a dimension. […] That’s early – that’s like the first Strange tale. I think that’s in the introductory episode of Doctor Strange, and I always loved that. We decided not to do that (use him in the first movie) because that’s a bit of a complex idea to try to introduce everything we do introduce and introduce the idea of nightmares themselves as being a dimension. I hope somewhere down the line we do get to explore that because I think that’s super cool concept.” 
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In the comics, Nightmare is a demon and the ruler of the Dream Dimension. An enemy of Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider, he can draw power from the dreams of human beings. He’s also had numerous run-ins with Captain America, SHIELD and Spider-Man. So he’s sort of like the evil version of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.
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Given the surrealist, dream-like imagery we’ve seen in the movie, Nightmare would certainly be a good fit for the Doctor Strange sequel. Now, if only Cumbs can sort out that pesky American accent….
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