Marvel announced this weekend that the Master of Mysticism will join the Marvel Movie Universe. That’s right, in what will be Phrase 3 of Marvel Studio’s plan Doctor Strange will join Ant-Man in the next crop of movies.
Marvel’s uber producer Kevin Feige had this to say about the Doctor Strange project:
"Doctor Strange, which I've been talking about for years, is definitely one of them," he confirmed. "He's a great, original character, and he checks the box off this criteria that I have: he's totally different from anything else we have, just like Guardians of the Galaxy. He's totally different from anything we've done before, as is Ant-Man, which keeps us excited."
Feige also had a few words about Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man:
"Ant-Man is definitely part of Phase Three. Like Iron Man 3, it’s certainly set in the Marvel Universe, but it’s also through the lens of Edgar Wright — which is the only reason we’re making the movie… It’s very much an Ant-Man origin movie from the perspective of Edgar Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish. It will of course be firmly planted in the MCU, but a different corner than we’ve seen before.”
During the press junket for The Incredible Hulk, I had the opportunity to ask Feige about who we would see in a Doctor Strange film. Fiege had this to say:
“I think Stephen Strange shares a quirkiness, a uniqueness with Tony Stark so I can think of a hand full of people to play Stephen Strange. What I love to do is ask you guys who you want to play role. We patrol the message boards all the time to see who the fans want in this particular role. I’ll tell you this, our movies have two casting lists. One that comes from the casting director and our own ideas but the other is from the message boards about what people are buzzing about” (read the interview here).
Who do you think should play Doctor Strange Maniacs?