Phase three of Marvel Studios films will feature a brand new face to the big screen. Get ready for Doctor Strange, as he will make his debut appearance within the next three years, according to reports.
With phase two wrapping up its last several movies this summer, which include Iron Man 3, followed by Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Guardians of the Galaxy and ending with The Avengers 2 in 2015, the studio did not hesitate with the next exciting phase. Phase three is slated to began its development with producer Kevin Feige, confirming that Ant-Man will be the first movie released for 2015, and Doctor Strange will follow in 2016.
“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” Feige said during a MTV interview. “He’s totally different from anything we’ve done before, as is Ant-Man, which keeps us excited.”
Doctor Strange was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko when he made his first appearance in the comic book, Strange Tales, in 1963. The character is a neurosurgeon who lost control of his hands and subsequently journeyed to the Himalayas where he was taught mystic arts, where he later became known as the “the mightiest magician in the cosmos.”
Ant-Man, which will be directed by Edgar Wrighth, hits theaters November 6th, 2015. Doctor Strange on the other hand, is still in its early development stage.