Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed that work has started on a proposed film featuring Doctor Strange.
Speaking to Collider, Feige confirmed that the executive producer of the first Captain America film and Iron Man 3 – rumoured to be Alan Fine – has Doctor Strange next up on his to-do list.
“Dr. Strange is something that I talk about often and it’s sort of next up for us to dig into and explore. Our executive producer of Iron Man 3, having done Captain America: The First Avenger and as that was finishing he started working on the bones that would become Iron Man 3, and now that he’s finished with Iron Man 3, he’s working on the bones that would become Doctor Strange. Now that Iron Man 3 is finished, some of our quote-unquote spare time is going to be devoted to trying to crack Strange.”
Feige also hinted at a possible timeline for release of a Doctor Strange movie.
“As we look past 2015, past Avengers 2 and Ant-Man, I think Dr. Strange should be one of the next movies in the years following that.”
Ant-Man will kick off Phase Three on Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, and by then they will be fully into the cosmic side of their stories thanks to Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2, so a Strange movie would presumably fit in absolutely fine.