Kevin Feige Confirms DOCTOR STRANGE 2 While Explaining Marvel's Approach To Mixing Solo Films and Sequels
Marvel Studios has big plans for the MCU after Avengers 4. We don't know what the full slate will look like but we know that it will be filled with solo films featuring new characters and sequels. While talking to CinemaBlend, Kevin Feige discussed how the studio will mix up the releases of the new solo films and the sequels in Phase 4. As he is explaining this, he pretty much confirms that there's a Doctor Strange sequel coming. Before we get to that Doctor Strange news though, Feige says:
"It's one of the reasons we've expanded to three films a year, is so that we could do the sequels to films that people have responded to -- because we love to make continuing stories with characters people have responded to -- but also keep doing the stuff that nobody's ever heard of, and people go, 'Why are you doing that?' That's fun. And that's what Phase One was built on, Phase Two was built on, Phase Three was built on, is having that... Whenever we announce the next year, two years, three years, five years, whatever we're going to announce, there will be plenty of those that, maybe people in the know like yourself will know what they are, but the world at large will go, 'What is it? Why are they doing that? That's exciting for sure."
Marvel has done a great job mixing their films up. They have a great system down and it doesn't seem like it's going to fail them any time soon. As long as they keep making great movies, they'll be just fine. Feige then goes on to talk about the next steps for some of the characters who haven't appeared in a solo film in a while, and that's where he confirmed Doctor Strange 2:
"Sometimes it's where do those characters pop up? [Doctor] Strange, you know, whenever we do another Strange one, which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he's a very big part of [Avengers:] Infinity War. So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things."
It's been two years since the first Doctor Strange was released and even though it seems like we may have to wait for a few more, it's still good to know that another film is coming. Doctor Strange is one of my favorite Marvel characters and I'd love to see his story explored further in another solo film. We've got to see him face off with Baron Mordo! Hopefully, we don't have to wait too much longer for that. In the meantime, I'll just be enjoying the Marvel films that are going to be released!