Put the rumors to rest, it’s now official. Kevin Feige has confirmed that Ant-Man will kick off Marvel’s Phase 3 and Doctor Strange will also be a part of it. Speaking further with MTV about Marvel movies, the Marvel Studios top man dropped the bombshell.
It’s no surprise that Ant-Man will lead the charge for Phase 3, but Feige officially confirmed the November 2015 flick will be the starting point:
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.
I’ve known Edgar since our first lunch together at Comic-Con in 2004. He asked me what Marvel was doing with ‘Ant-Man’ — we weren’t even a studio then; what a difference eight years makes! It’s very much an ‘Ant-Man’ origin movie from the perspective of Edgar Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish.
Feige says Ant-Man will start Marvel on a journey of exploring different corners of the Marvel cinematic universe. One of those dark new corners will be the long rumored Doctor Strange movie. Feige admitted that Ant-Man is the only official Phase 3 movie, but said we wouldn’t have to look too far to guess what the list of characters they’ll be using will be. When asked if Strange is on that list, Feige said he is definitely one of them.
Doctor Strange,’ which I’ve been talking about for years, is definitely one of them. 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.
So there you have it. It’s all official now so the speculation can end. Ant-Man has been well underway since Comic Con, but the confirmation on Doctor Strange is huge. This leads a little bit of credence to those rumors that have been circulating that the Sorcerer Supreme may be popping up in Thor: The Dark World. What do you think? Are you glad to see it finally come out of Feige’s mouth?
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Source : MTV