Marvel Announces Its Next Superhero Movie

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Big News from Marvel Studios

It's official! After months of speculation about which character will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have the answer. Marvel will conjure up magic and mysticism in the form of one of the company's original superheroes - Dr. Stephen Strange. Yep, that's right - Marvel Studios' president, Kevin Feige, recently told MTV News that

Doctor Strange - Master of the Mystic Arts 

will be a part of Marvel's Phase 3. That means we're at least three years away from seeing Doctor Strange on screen, but it'll be fun talking about this movie in the meantime. This news isn't a complete surprise because way back in August of 2011 I posted info about a Doctor Strange screenplay. However, Marvel never confirmed that it was definitely making the movie til now.

I would say, after Thor, Doctor Strange is the most challenging character Marvel has brought to the screen. I mean, he's not that well known outside the comic book world, and his powers and origin are going to be tough to portray on screen. But hey, who am I kidding? At this point, would anyone doubt Marvel's ability to pull this movie off?

Marvel Studios Phase 2 Movies

Before Strange takes his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we'll see these movies, which make up Phase 2 -

  • Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World in 2013
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014
  • The Avengers 2 and Ant Man in 2015. 
Of course it's too early for a Doctor Strange opening date, but I'm guessing it'll be the summer of 2016. Wow, that seems a long way off doesn't it?

Marvel President Talks about Doctor Strange 

Here's how Feige described the good doctor to MTV -
"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." - via MTV

Doctor Strange - Quick Facts 

Need a refresher on your Doctor Strange history? Here's some info to get you up to speed -
  • He was co-created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko in 1963. 
  • He was a brilliant neurosurgeon who sustained injuries to his hands in a car crash. 
  • He gained mystical powers while travelling in Tibet. 
  • His superpowers include flight, teleportation, telepathy, and energy blasts. 
  • His main nemesis is Dormammu, a warlord from another dimension. 
  • He was a favorite character of college students in the 1960s because of the comic's references to Eastern mysticism. 
  • There was a 1978 live-action TV movie - Dr. Strange - based on the character. 
  • Plans for a feature-length Doctor Strange movie have bounced around Hollywood since the mid 1980s. 
If you really want the deets on Doctor Strange's comic book origin, check out the excellent video below.

Cast This Movie!

Okay, last thing -

Who should play Doctor Strange?!?

Who should be the main villain and who should play him or her?

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  1. I am not to sure on this one, but first thought to the lead "Eric Dane"?

    1. Good casting Jeremy. The only thing I see going against Dane is his age. He'll be 43 in 2016. Right now, I don't even have a guess. Still have to ponder this one...

  2. wait he is younger than me... ugh i am so old. it's okay they will just use Chris Evans...

  3. Not a fan, but I was not of fan of Ironman either.

    1. Hey John thanks for the comment. Yeah I'm not a huge fan of Dr. Strange either, but I'm still looking forward to this movie.


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