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Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

‘Doctor Strange’ movie news: Director list, magic described as more ‘Matrix’ than ‘Harry Potter’

Marvel Phase Two is well underway, but fans are seeking news of Phase Three, especially the planned Doctor Strange film. Marvel Exec Kevin Feige is the brains behind the Marvel Universe on film and offered a pretty interesting round of updates.

Doctor StrangeSpeaking with /Film in a Mar. 13 interview, Feige both confirmed and denied this short list (Sinister director Scott DerricksonBrave director Mark Andrews and 50/50 director Jonathan Levine), adding that the list isn’t actually all that short.

“We’ve met with all of [those three]. Some of those three are not in contention anymore, some of those three we’re still talking with and there are many others. We have not narrowed it down as much as the Internet thinks. I wish we had.”

Adding magic to the MCU onscreen will be an interesting venture, but here’s the take by Feige.

“Are you watching the Cosmos series? That’s magic, [the quantum physics]. It’s unbelievable. If somebody knew how to tap into that stuff, what’s the difference between that and magic?”

So to clarify, no Daniel Radcliffe required, “You don’t get into it in Harry Potter, but if a scientist went to Hogwarts he’d find out how some of that stuff is happening! We’re not going to spend a lot of time on that, but there will be some of that. And particularly for a character like Strange, who goes from a man of science to a man of faith and who traverses both worlds. And sometimes there won’t be an answer! Sometimes he’ll want an answer – ‘How is this happening?!’ – and nothing. Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.”

Feige details that they are close, so fans can expect a release date confirmation around SDCC or sooner (IMHO – The Dispatch)

Check out the full interview HERE

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – April 4th, 2014
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – August 1, 2014
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1, 2015
  • Ant-Man – July 17, 2015
  • Captain America 3 – May 6, 2016
  • Marvel Untitled – July 8, 2016
  • Marvel Untitled – May 5, 2017

The July 2016 date is increasingly likely to be Thor 3 with the 2017 date Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange Marvel Comics photo

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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