Kevin Feige on DOCTOR STRANGE, Female Superhero Film and More
Marvel has been keeping really quiet about the films they are developing for Phase 3 of their cinematic universe. We thought they would make some big announcements at San Diego Comic-Con and the D23 Expo, but they gave us nothing. There's been a lot of talk recently about Doctor Strange and a female superhero film. During an interview with Movies.com, studio president Kevin Feige talks about those two things and also tells when we can expect to start seeing some official movie announcements!
"Doc Strange, as I've been saying for years, is a movie I believe we should make -- we're just figuring out how to make it a great movie. It is in active development right now. Whether that's one of the movies we announce for 2016 or 2017, we have to see. I think it'll be the middle of next year before we announce officially what the post Ant-Man films will be."
When asked if they are saving those reveals for next year's Comic-Con, he said,
"Maybe... stuff might happen before that. It's too early to tell."
The studio already has release dates for these unannounced films, and those are May 6th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017. I'm pretty confident that Doctor Strange will be one of them. As for a female superhero film, Feige was asked if Marvel would deliver one before DC, and this was his response:
"I don't know what they're doing or what they're planning, I know we have numerous exciting female heroes, whether none of them are currently slated, some of them are in development -- frankly, you can look at what Jane Foster does in [Thor: The Dark World], look at Pepper Potts literally saving the day and defeating the bad guy in Iron Man 3, and I'd say we already have great female heroes that are showcased and play major roles in our universe now. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as you will see, features Black Widow in her biggest role yet in any of our films. In terms of a solo standalone female hero, I'm not sure when that will be. We make two movies a year, we've planned through 2015 and we have some ideas of what we're doing in 2016 and 2017, so we'll see what happens."
I know Marvel has stuff planned out way past 2017. They are just building suspense and getting fans riled up and excited. It wouldn't be any fun if they told us everything they were planning right now... right? Ok, yeah, I guess it kind of would be awesome. Marvel is just helping us learn the virtue of patience.