While Marvel Studios is riding the money wave of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they are also preparing for the release of Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014. Meanwhile, they are filming Avengers: Age of Ultron and are set to begin filming Ant-Man this July too.
All of this while also planning the path of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) until 2028. Part of this planning is the eagerly anticipated announcement of a Doctor Strange movie. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has teased a Doctor Strange movie for so long, it's pretty much a given that it's coming prior to the projected release of Avengers 3 in 2018.
Feige spoke with Empire about the hopefully soon-to-be-announced Doctor Strange film and once again said it will be "mind-trippy" and that it will open the MCU to the supernatural.
“There’s a whole other side to the Marvel universe, which is the supernatural side. We’ve always been very interested in this aspect and this is going back to the early days of Strange Tales with Steve Ditko and Stan Lee. I love that stuff. We haven’t done anything that mind-trippy yet and for me, Doctor Strange is our doorway into that.”
Currently, there is no director attached to the film but names like Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arsel (A Royal Affair), Jonathan Levine (50/50) and a few others have been rumored to be in the running to helm the good Doctor's solo feature. Once a director is hired, the rumor mill will most likely explode with casting rumors of names like Benedict Cumberbatch to Jon Hamm. Both have been rumored to possibly be in the running for Doctor Strange in the past.
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