Iron Man 1 & 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, was a tour de force in silver screen superiority by Marvel/Disney. As a sign of rinse, lather and repeat, Marvel is doing it all over again with it’s next phase of films.
Their cinematic excellence, in super hero films, will be tested in Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers 2. If all goes as planned, and it very well should, Marvel will then implement it’s 3rd phase.
Phase 3: Let’s get weird…
Marvel’s talking head Kevin Feige (pronounced “fayGAY”) spoke with MTV News about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Little big man and something strange in the neighborhood…
Ant-Man is definitely part of Phase Three. Like Iron Man 3, it’s certainly set in the Marvel Universe, but it’s also through the lens of Edgar Wright — which is the only reason we’re making the movie. [...] It’s very much an Ant-Man origin movie from the perspective of Edgar Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish. It will of course be firmly planted in the MCU, but a different corner than we’ve seen before.
While Phase One culminated in the formation of the Avengers, and Phase Two will lead up to the Avengers sequel, Phase Three seems to be, well, a little stranger.
So much of the stories we’re telling [right now] is about the core Avengers characters we’ve now met, and they’ll be evolving in big, surprising ways, in Cap’s next movie and Thor’s next movie and of course in Iron Man 3, as we get them all into the next Avengers film. Beyond that… Ant-Man is the only one officially announced, but you probably don’t have to look too far to guess at the next list of characters we’re toying with and beginning to develop.
And that, Feige confirmed, includes Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange, which I’ve been talking about for years, is definitely one of them. 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.
This is all well and good. But, honestly Marvel, I’m surprised at you. Doctor Strange is getting a movie before Black Panther? I’m not trying to pull a race card or anything, but I guess white guys with epic mustachios will always come before a brother, right?
Although, I must say, I’m far more excited about the sorcerer supreme than poor wittle Ant-Man. I, for one, don’t see the appeal in a microscopic sized dude running through air ducts and shit. On the other hand, Disney’s take on wife beating should be… interesting.
Source: MTV News