Stan Lee has confirmed Marvel are working on movies focusing on Doctor Strange and Black Panther.
Speaking at the Wizard World Comic Con in New York over the weekend, Lee said:
“The people at Marvel are spending hours trying to think ‘what’ll we do next.’ And there’s a damn good chance that they will think just what you mentioned because it would be a great idea, and little by little, everything you want to see will come along because they’re just like you. They’re fans of the stories and are trying to think ‘what will the fans like to see next? What would we like to see next?’ So they’re working on Ant Man, working on Doctor Strange they’re working on Guardians of the Galaxy, they’re working on god knows what. Did I say the Black Panther also? They’re the ones I know about.”
Now of course, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man were already known about, with respective release dates set for 2014 and 2015, and speculation has been strong for a while now that Doctor Strange would find his way to the big screen – and an announcement on that is widely expected at Comic-Con later this months – but to also hear the comic book legend confirm Black Panther is very interesting. Cue Marvel denials?