Big News from Marvel StudiosIt'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
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 MoviesBefore 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.
Marvel President Talks about Doctor StrangeHere'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 FactsNeed 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.
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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