What role if any will Doctor Strange play in the future Marvel Universe with SHIELD? Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, gives us a little clue in in the article below. Check out the info and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
by Brett White
Now that it’s in theaters, “Iron Man 3” is old news. We want some new information! We want to hear about new projects! Out with the old, in with whatever new thing Kevin Feige wants to talk about! Luckily the president of Marvel Studios likes talking about new things just as much as we love reading about them, as evidenced in two recent articles over at Collider. In them, Feige drops a few more hints about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically about the progress of the long-awaited-ish “Doctor Strange” and the highly-anticipated TV series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” When asked about the good doctor’s progress, Feige revealed that they’re ready to get to work on the film now that “Iron Man 3” has been shepherded into theaters.
“‘Dr. Strange’ is something that I talk about often and it’s sort of next up for us to dig into and explore. Our executive producer of ‘Iron Man 3,’ having done ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and as that was finishing he started working on the bones that would become ‘Iron Man 3,’ and now that he’s finished with ‘Iron Man 3,’ he’s working on the bones that would become ‘Doctor Strange.’ Now that ‘Iron Man 3’ is finished, some of our quote-unquote spare time is going to be devoted to trying to crack ‘Strange.'”
As to when exactly we’ll see Stephen Strange ride the psychedelic waves of the astral plane on the big screen, Feige kept our assumptions in the general range of “sometime.”
“As we look past 2015, past ‘Avengers 2’ and ‘Ant-Man,’ I think ‘Dr. Strange’ should be one of the next movies in the years following that.”
When Entertainment Weekly asked about the television component of the ever-expanding Cinematic Universe, Feige didn’t rule out the possibility of other Marvel heroes popping up on the small screen.
“If that works the way everyone expects it to work I think that would open up another avenue, another outlet for some of those characters. Maybe they guest star, I don’t know. I think they’re avoiding the cameo of the week on that show, which is very smart.”
“Doctor Strange” opens in theaters at some point and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is expected to air on ABC this fall, if the pilot is picked up. I now realize that this is quite a vague way to end this post.