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Things look promising for Stephen Strange, who wasn't too healthy at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War."

The time-traveling, space-bending Doctor will be back in a second film and so will Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote and directed the first film.

THR reports that Derrickson has "quietly finalized a deal" to return to direct. It doesn't sound like he'll be involved in the writing this time as the search for a writer is "about to get underway."

Of course, Benedict Cumberbatch will be back as the mystic doctor, as will Benedict Wong as librarian and sidekick Wong. Rachel McAdams, who played Stephen Strange’s woefully underused love interest, is likely to return as well, per THR.

While we've yet to see how the fates of The Avengers and their allies will play out in "Avengers: Endgame," announcing a sequel for a particular character is certainly a good sign.

THR speculates that we'll get "Doctor Strange 2" in May 2021.

Before being recruited by Marvel, Derrickson made his bones with horror films such as "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" and "Sinister."

No word from Derrickson himself on Twitter today. Yes, he's still on Twitter, despite threatening to leave following some altercations with critics whom he called out for not loving "Bohemian Rhapsody."

[Via THR]