Marvel boss Kevin Feige has said that Doctor Strange will play a major part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking to SFX, Feige admitted that the Strange’s big-screen debut is a case of “when, not if”, adding that he is an “exciting” character.
“I’m not looking at Phase One as grounded and Phase Two as cosmic and Phase Three as magic. The films are all so eclectic and different from each other that you can’t overarchingly categorise them like that.”
“If and when we enter the magic arena, it will be through Doctor Strange. Sure, obviously. And that’s to me what’s exciting about Doctor Strange.”
Feige also spoke about The Avengers 2, and hinted that there would be some changes to the team lineup.
“I think it’s not a secret that Joss and I and all of us at Marvel think that part of the fun of Avengers is the rotating team, for sure.”
It is expected that a solo Doctor Strange movie will form part of Phase Three, and the character is rumoured to be having a cameo appearance in Thor: The Dark World, which is due for release in November.