Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has once again been talking about his personal favourite character, Doctor Strange and where he might fit into the Avengers movie and, indeed, what the Avengers movies may be in the future…
IGN have been talking to Feige about whether or not Strange will appear in the Avengers movies or if, perhaps, he’ll be more standalone: “It does make sense [to have standalone franchises], but I don’t think it makes sense for this character, who has clearly woven in and out of that stuff [The Avengers] in the comics. We have a template. There’s a template for everything we do, which are the comics. Strange goes back and forth. Guardians less so, actually, until recently. But if there’s a character like that who clearly interweaves over the course of many stories, I find no reason to go, ‘We’re not going to do that in the movies. We’re going to keep him in his own movies.’ So there’s always the potential for it [Strange to join The Avengers].”
So when will we hear who is set to play Strange? Well, Feige does enjoy teasing us, doesn’t he? “I don’t know if it’ll be as quick as next Saturday [SDCC], but it’ll be relatively quickly.”
Talking further and about the possibility that The Avengers, as in the comics, may not always be the same characters over and over, Feige says: “Go into the comic bin and pull up any Avengers issue from 1960-whatever and 1980-whatever, and they probably don’t match. I think that’s fun. That’s one of the reasons why Wanda and Pietro [Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch] have shown up in the new Avengers film, because we like the notion of a shifting roster, of a growing roster.”
So, who do you think is playing Strange? What do you think of an Avengers movie that have have Strange but, perhaps, no Thor or Iron Man or Black Widow?
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