Both Ant-Man and Doctor Stange have been two projects that Marvel Studios has talked about but never confirmed. That was until at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con when Marvel announced finally announced Ant-Man was happening. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has now spoken about Marvel Studios “Phase 3” and stated that the character will be a major part of it.
“Ant-Man’ is definitely part of Phase Three. Like ‘Iron Man 3,’ it’s certainly set in the Marvel Universe.”
Fiege also went on to state that Marvel’s next phase will be quite different from what they’re telling currently.
“So much of what 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.”
Fiege then went on to confirm that Dr. Strange is DEFINITELY a part of Phase Three.
“‘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.”
Marvel Studios “Phase Two” hasn’t even officially started but the excitement is already building for the next phase. Could the next step for Marvel be an all-new cast of characters versus sequels? Well, hopefully we get at least a Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel.