By now, we all know of the most common films being name-dropped and drop-kicked around as offerings for Marvel's Phase Three, with none creating more buzz than Doctor Strange. Marvel chief has long been a proponent of getting a movie about the Sorcerer Supreme on the big screen, and in a new chat with Movie Web, he shed more light on where they are in the process.
Well, Doctor Strange is definitely on there...We are developing it now and some of those other titles. I'd love to see an equal number of new story lines with existing characters, and brand new ones. Obviously we have Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming out... and then we have Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a whole new one.
With the movie screen getting so crowded, does this mean sequels and trilogies of existing characters will be sacrificed to make room for new characters? That's the decision they're facing at the moment:
Well, we plan on doing movies that people enjoy enough that they want to see another one, right... that's the goal. And like I was saying, we have The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but then we have Ant-Man. So I like that becoming sort of the balance... with existing characters, and then new characters. And then as we go into phase 3, certainly as you know from the comics, there are plenty of story lines for all of these characters that we can choose from. But I think someone, like a Doctor Strange...Would be great to see, I just want to make sure we have a good story first. But it won't be until middle of next year until we announce officially what the next stories will be.
Will we see a Thor: Ragnarok? Who knows? All we can do is cross our fingers while we let the wizards of Marvel work their magic.