Doctor Strange & Ant-Man Movie Part Of Marvel Studios Phase 3 Plans
created 01/25/2013 - 7:04pm, updated 01/25/2013 - 7:24pm
If you have been following any of the Thor 2, "The Dark World," news you know that Doctor Strange is rumored to appear.
At one time it was even said that Viggo Mortensen would be playing the Sorcerer Supreme, with a Marvel exec apparently shooting down the rumor.
We actually think that Doctor Stephen Strange might be the tie that binds the Marvel Studios Phase Two movies, much the way Agent Coulson or Nick Fury did with the Phase One Plans, as Strange would make the most sense appearing in Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2 and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
‘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. It will of course be firmly planted in the MCU, but a different corner than we’ve seen before.”
“Beyond that… ‘Ant-Man’ is the only one officially announced, but you probably don’t have to look too far to guess at the next list of characters we’re toying with and beginning to develop…’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.”
Some other possibilities for Marvel Studios' Phase 3 plans include a Heroes For Hire movie, as head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb, hinted at such.
A couple others are Black Panther and Inhumans as Stan Lee let it be known that there definitely would be a Doctor Strange movie with mention of the two.
Thor 2 actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje said he is interested in playing Black Panther and even said he is in talks to play another Marvel Studios character.