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Is Marvel's Doctor Strange being groomed to be the next Iron Man?

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Seems like more and more information keeps rolling in for Marvel's Phase 3 frontrunner DOCTOR STRANGE. Latino Review has information on the plot details of the initial origin film that the studio is prepping, while a source for CBM has info on how Marvel is approaching the character. Up to this point, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been held together with the glue of Robert Downey Jr., who will be sticking around for at least two more films as the iconic Iron Man. However, moving into Phase 3, it appears that Marvel will be looking for some "new glue" to hold it all together, potentially with the good doctor himself.

According to CBM's source, DOCTOR STRANGE is being groomed to be the next "Iron Man," taking the lead as the character who binds not only the Earth-bound superheroes together, but also the intergalactic and interdimensional ones as well. Here's the source:

"What I can say is that Strange is being groomed to be the next Iron Man. The studio needs a new 'hub' character going into Phase 3 and beyond, as there is audience fatigue, aging stars and a need to move from Tony Stark/Iron Man as a 'hub' for films."

The same source has said that there will be a big DOCTOR STRANGE announcement at Comic Con this year as well. No word on what that announcement will entail, but I'd put my money on casting. Marvel will need to put a face to DOCTOR STRANGE at some point, especially if he's going to carry the cinematic universe on his shoulders. If true, this could mean that the character may appear well ahead of his solo film, much like Nick Fury in the first IRON MAN. That's just speculation on my part, but it seems consistent with the Marvel model so far.

You can check out Latino Review's initial plot reveal video below (SPOILERS).

So, what do you think? Can DOCTOR STRANGE carry the Marvel Cinematic Universe post Tony Stark/Iron Man?

Extra Tidbit: Doctor Strange - Brilliant, arrogant, womanizing neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme with dark hair and a goatee Iron Man - Brilliant, arrogant, womanizing techno-genius turned armored Avenger with dark hair and a goatee. Hmmmm....
Source: Latino ReviewCBM

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10:20PM on 06/27/2013
It's gonna depend heavily on who they get to play him. Maybe it might be better to pick an unknown, start with a clean slate.
It's gonna depend heavily on who they get to play him. Maybe it might be better to pick an unknown, start with a clean slate.
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1:47PM on 06/26/2013

patrick wilson as dr. strange

again...patrick wilson as dr. strange.
again...patrick wilson as dr. strange.
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1:35PM on 06/26/2013

I have a vision...

of seeing Don Coscarelli as director of Doctor Strange. His films have such a unique style to them, and i just imagine what he could do with a Marvel budget.
of seeing Don Coscarelli as director of Doctor Strange. His films have such a unique style to them, and i just imagine what he could do with a Marvel budget.
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11:23AM on 06/26/2013

I'm alright with the character, but...

Iron Man has been the leading man, and rightfully so. His character, and his films, have been the most interesting in almost every category. Not only that, but without Stark, any Avengers film would be missing that special component that makes them work so well. In the comic world, Captain America is the leader of the group. I think it'd be a smart move for him to take the reigns and be the central character which the other's films revolve around (as up until now, it's been Iron Man.) They
Iron Man has been the leading man, and rightfully so. His character, and his films, have been the most interesting in almost every category. Not only that, but without Stark, any Avengers film would be missing that special component that makes them work so well. In the comic world, Captain America is the leader of the group. I think it'd be a smart move for him to take the reigns and be the central character which the other's films revolve around (as up until now, it's been Iron Man.) They still need to fill the dynamic void left by Stark, but I don't think Hugo Strange is as well liked or popular enough to be the new leading man. I think he'd be much better suited as just another part of the group, almost the way Hawkeye was in the first film. I also think, assuming Renner isn't recast, this'd be a good opportunity to give him a bit of a push, and let him share the spotlight with Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Captain America. He was an important part of the plot of the movie, but he really didn't get the opportunity to make any lasting impression with the part.
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8:41AM on 06/26/2013

Fuck this.

ohh no ..another boring Marvel character.
ohh no ..another boring Marvel character.
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10:29PM on 06/25/2013
I wish they would do a Black Panther film or two.. Panther is a great character with a great backstory.
I wish they would do a Black Panther film or two.. Panther is a great character with a great backstory.
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7:33PM on 06/25/2013

It makes sense

if they are going to be doing Blade and Ghost Rider movies.
if they are going to be doing Blade and Ghost Rider movies.
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4:35PM on 06/25/2013
Always thought... X-men and Dr Strange belonged in their own comic book universes. Dr Strange could, I guess have had Ghost Rider in it too. Than you'd have Avengers /Daredevil /Spider-man in another. Blade being a vampire, also should have been in his own universe. Never been a fan of characters from different genres mixing like this...unless there's some dimensional type story where they crossed over. Whilst X-men isn't a different genre to the one Avengers is in...I never understood
Always thought... X-men and Dr Strange belonged in their own comic book universes. Dr Strange could, I guess have had Ghost Rider in it too. Than you'd have Avengers /Daredevil /Spider-man in another. Blade being a vampire, also should have been in his own universe. Never been a fan of characters from different genres mixing like this...unless there's some dimensional type story where they crossed over. Whilst X-men isn't a different genre to the one Avengers is in...I never understood what the difference was between a mutant from the X-men to any hero like Spider-man who gained his powers through a mutation. Thor's world being in the Avengers world works because he is actually from another dimension or realm.

As it is, I'm neutral on this for now.
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4:09PM on 06/25/2013

want a perfect strange?

Grab Cumberbatch before someone else does
Grab Cumberbatch before someone else does
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4:32PM on 06/25/2013
Basically.
Basically.
5:39PM on 06/25/2013
I've had an ass full of Cumberbatch!
I've had an ass full of Cumberbatch!
6:03PM on 06/25/2013
How is this down voted? It would be incredible casting.

Had Viggo Morteson been younger I'dve gone for him.
How is this down voted? It would be incredible casting.

Had Viggo Morteson been younger I'dve gone for him.
2:57PM on 06/25/2013
Paul Rudd, sporting his 'Anchorman' / 'Prince Avalanche' moustache.
Paul Rudd, sporting his 'Anchorman' / 'Prince Avalanche' moustache.
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2:45PM on 06/25/2013

necessity

how i see it, Marvel wants to go galactic with Phase 2 and 3, expanding to other worlds and dimensions. without the rights to FF and Silver Surfer, they kind of have to work through Strange and the Guardians to keep this "bigger universe" thing going. So this will be a great place to stick Strange in. not as a major character per se, but as someone whom a lot of the action has to revolve around (best way to get from world to world and dimension to dimension).
how i see it, Marvel wants to go galactic with Phase 2 and 3, expanding to other worlds and dimensions. without the rights to FF and Silver Surfer, they kind of have to work through Strange and the Guardians to keep this "bigger universe" thing going. So this will be a great place to stick Strange in. not as a major character per se, but as someone whom a lot of the action has to revolve around (best way to get from world to world and dimension to dimension).
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2:42PM on 06/25/2013
Isnt latino review the site thats always wrong with their marvel 'scoops'?
Isnt latino review the site thats always wrong with their marvel 'scoops'?
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2:36PM on 06/25/2013

I just had a thought while reading this article...

Do you think they would ever kill Tony? I just think with a Marvel Cinematic Universe being created they can kind of go any direction. Killing Tony might mark the end of one era into the next. It's a ballsy move though but who knows anything can go in this universe especially with Whedon at the helm.
Do you think they would ever kill Tony? I just think with a Marvel Cinematic Universe being created they can kind of go any direction. Killing Tony might mark the end of one era into the next. It's a ballsy move though but who knows anything can go in this universe especially with Whedon at the helm.
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6:06PM on 06/25/2013
Whedon will have killed them all before the series is through, each one as emotionally crippling as the last

And he will also have brought them all back as either robots, ghosts, reanimated bodies, cross dimensional soul transference or convenient resurrection to play the lead in a new up and coming tie-in TV series.

If this sounds like a complaint, it isn't. I love that man.
Whedon will have killed them all before the series is through, each one as emotionally crippling as the last

And he will also have brought them all back as either robots, ghosts, reanimated bodies, cross dimensional soul transference or convenient resurrection to play the lead in a new up and coming tie-in TV series.

If this sounds like a complaint, it isn't. I love that man.
2:22PM on 06/25/2013

My concern here is...

Iron Man became the hub due to being the first film BEFORE the avengers plan came about... And that may not have been the case had Downey Jr not been totally awesome!

He was... And here we are. I'm not sure "planning" Dr Strange as the 'hub' is the way to go. Maybe give a solo film first and see how the audience react before making too many plans.

Right now, I'd say Captain America is the natural hub!

That said, I'm always excited to see what Marvel has to offer- they've done an
Iron Man became the hub due to being the first film BEFORE the avengers plan came about... And that may not have been the case had Downey Jr not been totally awesome!

He was... And here we are. I'm not sure "planning" Dr Strange as the 'hub' is the way to go. Maybe give a solo film first and see how the audience react before making too many plans.

Right now, I'd say Captain America is the natural hub!

That said, I'm always excited to see what Marvel has to offer- they've done an awesome job so far!
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1:38PM on 06/25/2013
I'm sure a formal reveal of who's playing him will be what to expect at Comic Con. It'll have to be someone well known if Marvel wants to make this the next Iron Man, but also not too expensive.
I'm sure a formal reveal of who's playing him will be what to expect at Comic Con. It'll have to be someone well known if Marvel wants to make this the next Iron Man, but also not too expensive.
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1:38PM on 06/25/2013
It must be a mustache thing
It must be a mustache thing
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1:26PM on 06/25/2013

casting is key

interesting that they wouldn't make Thor or Captain America the new hub.

if they want Dr strange to have iron man-type appeal, they need to cast an A-list star who can carry a movie on their name alone.
interesting that they wouldn't make Thor or Captain America the new hub.

if they want Dr strange to have iron man-type appeal, they need to cast an A-list star who can carry a movie on their name alone.
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1:31PM on 06/25/2013
Thor isn't a strong enough character to be the hub. He's not interesting or engaging enough, without a strong support cast. The genius of Stark is that he alone entertained, regardless of circumstance or plot. Cap is an obvious choice, but personality is also an issue, IMO.
Thor isn't a strong enough character to be the hub. He's not interesting or engaging enough, without a strong support cast. The genius of Stark is that he alone entertained, regardless of circumstance or plot. Cap is an obvious choice, but personality is also an issue, IMO.
1:31PM on 06/25/2013
Thor isn't a strong enough character to be the hub. He's not interesting or engaging enough, without a strong support cast. The genius of Stark is that he alone entertained, regardless of circumstance or plot. Cap is an obvious choice, but personality is also an issue, IMO.
Thor isn't a strong enough character to be the hub. He's not interesting or engaging enough, without a strong support cast. The genius of Stark is that he alone entertained, regardless of circumstance or plot. Cap is an obvious choice, but personality is also an issue, IMO.
1:39PM on 06/25/2013
They don't need an A-lister for Strange. You need an actor that has a passion to bring the character to life and to not phone it in for a paycheck. RDJ wasn't an A-Lister, but he was dedicated to the character by growing out a goatee and acting in character before and during the audition process. He needed Iron Man and Iron Man franchise needed him and he knocked it out of the park.

You get an A-lister that shows up goes through the motion and goes home and wrap the film and call it a day?
They don't need an A-lister for Strange. You need an actor that has a passion to bring the character to life and to not phone it in for a paycheck. RDJ wasn't an A-Lister, but he was dedicated to the character by growing out a goatee and acting in character before and during the audition process. He needed Iron Man and Iron Man franchise needed him and he knocked it out of the park.

You get an A-lister that shows up goes through the motion and goes home and wrap the film and call it a day? You get shit, an uninspired performance by a huge star for a comic-book movie. So by your rational you don't care about the substance but the style to keep the universe together through this star.

When we first saw RDJ playing Iron Man we weren't thinking "oh hey look there goes that one guy from US Marshals, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, and Chaplin playing Iron Man" we though "that guys fucking Iron Man!"

We don't want to see a star play Stephen Strange, we want to see the sorcerer supreme!
1:42PM on 06/25/2013
Also Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans star is rising and both of them don't have the desire to do more than they have to. They want to give their all to the roles and when their contracts come up, either go for the gut and get as much money as they can or walk and I'm thinking they're going to walk.
Also Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans star is rising and both of them don't have the desire to do more than they have to. They want to give their all to the roles and when their contracts come up, either go for the gut and get as much money as they can or walk and I'm thinking they're going to walk.
1:44PM on 06/25/2013
Dr. Strange demands a lesser-known. Otherwise, with a name like Strange, I fear we'll get Depp.
Dr. Strange demands a lesser-known. Otherwise, with a name like Strange, I fear we'll get Depp.
1:44PM on 06/25/2013
Dr. Strange demands a lesser-known. Otherwise, with a name like Strange, I fear we'll get Depp.
Dr. Strange demands a lesser-known. Otherwise, with a name like Strange, I fear we'll get Depp.
1:50PM on 06/25/2013
Yeah... I don't know, if they want him to usher in phase 3 it's gotta be someone famous. Downey may not have been "A-list" when iron Man came out, but he had been on the A-list, fell off for a few years when he went to jail, then rose back up.

I just don't think Justin Therouax(or however the hell you spell it) is the guy. I think Depp could do it, but you'd need to hire "masculinity" coaches or something to make sure we don't get another wonka...
Yeah... I don't know, if they want him to usher in phase 3 it's gotta be someone famous. Downey may not have been "A-list" when iron Man came out, but he had been on the A-list, fell off for a few years when he went to jail, then rose back up.

I just don't think Justin Therouax(or however the hell you spell it) is the guy. I think Depp could do it, but you'd need to hire "masculinity" coaches or something to make sure we don't get another wonka...
1:55PM on 06/25/2013
Depp is too big a name. Let's get a wild card...Adrien Brody? No? Okay...
Depp is too big a name. Let's get a wild card...Adrien Brody? No? Okay...
2:12PM on 06/25/2013
you guys make some good points. my thoughts came from my experience standing in line for iron man 3. there was a group of middle aged women going on and on about how much they loved RDJ. i could tell none of them ever read a marvel comic book, and if someone else was playing iron man, they probably wouldn't have been there. whoever plays dr. strange needs to have that kind of ability to draw in an audience on their own if they want the same kind of returns.
you guys make some good points. my thoughts came from my experience standing in line for iron man 3. there was a group of middle aged women going on and on about how much they loved RDJ. i could tell none of them ever read a marvel comic book, and if someone else was playing iron man, they probably wouldn't have been there. whoever plays dr. strange needs to have that kind of ability to draw in an audience on their own if they want the same kind of returns.
2:17PM on 06/25/2013
The main point is that RDJ was a gamble. No one knew he could draw that crowd, all considered.
The main point is that RDJ was a gamble. No one knew he could draw that crowd, all considered.
7:36PM on 06/25/2013
@MrMxyzptlk. yes they didn't expect RDJ to be SO successful with iron man in the beginning. that was a pleasant surprise that worked out. but now with Dr. Strange, they're shooting for that high level of success right off the bat. like, the expectations with Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3 were COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. now they're making Dr. Strange 1 with the expectations of Iron Man 3. that's gonna take a star as big as RDJ at the time of Iron Man 3.
@MrMxyzptlk. yes they didn't expect RDJ to be SO successful with iron man in the beginning. that was a pleasant surprise that worked out. but now with Dr. Strange, they're shooting for that high level of success right off the bat. like, the expectations with Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3 were COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. now they're making Dr. Strange 1 with the expectations of Iron Man 3. that's gonna take a star as big as RDJ at the time of Iron Man 3.
1:07PM on 06/25/2013
Will be interested to see if they can write and cast Strange as well as Stark. The charisma is key, as Stark's engagement was huge in making Avengers a success. He was often the most entertaining on screen, in an overall very entertaining film. May prove difficult to make Strange a similarly attractive character to those unfamiliar with the source.
Will be interested to see if they can write and cast Strange as well as Stark. The charisma is key, as Stark's engagement was huge in making Avengers a success. He was often the most entertaining on screen, in an overall very entertaining film. May prove difficult to make Strange a similarly attractive character to those unfamiliar with the source.
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1:25PM on 06/25/2013
to be fair not many people were familiar with the iron man source material going into the first movie.
to be fair not many people were familiar with the iron man source material going into the first movie.
1:35PM on 06/25/2013
That's my point. Iron Man was cast and written well enough to succeed, despite being pretty unfamiliar. The character was an equaliser, who didn't isolate less knowledgeable audiences.
That's my point. Iron Man was cast and written well enough to succeed, despite being pretty unfamiliar. The character was an equaliser, who didn't isolate less knowledgeable audiences.
12:55PM on 06/25/2013
Tidbit is hilarious.
Tidbit is hilarious.
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12:55PM on 06/25/2013

Great news!

Great news and this is te perfect way to glue together both intergalactic stories and earth bound stories. And to the user that said they can't write a decent DS comic, I find that laughable and asinine. While his streamline stories haven't been a+++ his secondary and intervention stories have been spectacular in X-Men, Spider-Man, and Fantastic Four. Yes I know none of those properties are available to Disney at this time but he could do similar things in different marvel properties. We can
Great news and this is te perfect way to glue together both intergalactic stories and earth bound stories. And to the user that said they can't write a decent DS comic, I find that laughable and asinine. While his streamline stories haven't been a+++ his secondary and intervention stories have been spectacular in X-Men, Spider-Man, and Fantastic Four. Yes I know none of those properties are available to Disney at this time but he could do similar things in different marvel properties. We can finally have alternate reality stories without t seeming to "out there" when you introduce his characters. Go hard or go home should be marvel/Sidney's motto at this point, not grounded in reality.
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12:52PM on 06/25/2013
Nu-uh.
Nu-uh.
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12:51PM on 06/25/2013
I've said it before, but Iron Man was considered a second tier Marvel character before the first movie as well. No reason Doc Strange can't be successful as well of they take their time to get the right people together as they have before.

I've said it before, but Iron Man was considered a second tier Marvel character before the first movie as well. No reason Doc Strange can't be successful as well of they take their time to get the right people together as they have before.

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12:46PM on 06/25/2013

Ummmmm

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12:42PM on 06/25/2013

Interesting...

Us(comic readers, casual & fanatics) are used to the bat-shit mysticism thrown around the stories, case in point I just re-read x-men's DOFP collection & they had this weird-ass moment where Dr. Strange shows up and everyone takes a trip through Dante's 9 levels of Hell inside Nightcrawler's mind. Now when reading comics stuff like this happens all the time, but it'll be interesting to see how the casual movie goer reacts to stuff like that...
Us(comic readers, casual & fanatics) are used to the bat-shit mysticism thrown around the stories, case in point I just re-read x-men's DOFP collection & they had this weird-ass moment where Dr. Strange shows up and everyone takes a trip through Dante's 9 levels of Hell inside Nightcrawler's mind. Now when reading comics stuff like this happens all the time, but it'll be interesting to see how the casual movie goer reacts to stuff like that...
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12:38PM on 06/25/2013
They can't even write good doctor strange comics! This and guardians of the galaxy are gonna be a reality check for marvel !
They can't even write good doctor strange comics! This and guardians of the galaxy are gonna be a reality check for marvel !
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12:45PM on 06/25/2013
unfortunately I think you're right about one of them... they haven't really had a failure yet(financially anyways), and are long over due. Personally I know next to nothing about Guardians, and it makes me that much more excited to see it
unfortunately I think you're right about one of them... they haven't really had a failure yet(financially anyways), and are long over due. Personally I know next to nothing about Guardians, and it makes me that much more excited to see it
12:58PM on 06/25/2013
I don't think the mainstream audience is gonna get excited for guardians. Marvel has so many other better characters they could have used. I don't understand why they picked strange and guardians
I don't think the mainstream audience is gonna get excited for guardians. Marvel has so many other better characters they could have used. I don't understand why they picked strange and guardians
1:45PM on 06/25/2013
Oh yeah... haha, I don't think they(the public) will either, I just meant I was psyched to see it simply because I know nothing about it. I know enough about Dr. Strange to just be on the fence about it, casting is gonna be key
Oh yeah... haha, I don't think they(the public) will either, I just meant I was psyched to see it simply because I know nothing about it. I know enough about Dr. Strange to just be on the fence about it, casting is gonna be key
2:19PM on 06/25/2013
This and Guardians of the Galaxy are going to be a reality check for you... and your mother. Alright, I'm sorry I should have left your mother out of it.

In reality though, Marvel is probably the most in-demand brand in Hollywood right now. They're commercial viability is through the roof and the level of hype surrounding each new project is just astronomical. They've reached a Pixar level status where the general public knows their brand and equates them with fun, quality, more or less
This and Guardians of the Galaxy are going to be a reality check for you... and your mother. Alright, I'm sorry I should have left your mother out of it.

In reality though, Marvel is probably the most in-demand brand in Hollywood right now. They're commercial viability is through the roof and the level of hype surrounding each new project is just astronomical. They've reached a Pixar level status where the general public knows their brand and equates them with fun, quality, more or less family friendly entertainment and as a result their films are guaranteed to be commercial successes before they're even released. Even when they make the occasional misstep (Iron Man 2, Cars 2) they already have enough pent up goodwill that their audience is willing to forgive them and the movie will still make bank, and this will continue to be the case as long as they maintain a decent enough level of overall quality in their projects.
4:21PM on 06/25/2013
Your kidding yourself putting Pixar and marvel in the same conversation. Your delusional and stupid. Can't have an intelligent conversation with marvel fanboys
Your kidding yourself putting Pixar and marvel in the same conversation. Your delusional and stupid. Can't have an intelligent conversation with marvel fanboys
2:15AM on 06/26/2013
As Mark Twain once said, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that turns out to be just ain't so."

Pixar:
Average Domestic Gross: $297,694,200

Average Worldwide Gross: $564,200,000


Marvel:
Average Domestic Gross: $307,151,659

Average Worldwide Gross: $715,700,000

Whoops, turns out that Marvel's movies actually outgross Pixar's on both accounts. Marvel is Disney Studio's highest grossing division right now, this is a fact.
As Mark Twain once said, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that turns out to be just ain't so."

Pixar:
Average Domestic Gross: $297,694,200

Average Worldwide Gross: $564,200,000


Marvel:
Average Domestic Gross: $307,151,659

Average Worldwide Gross: $715,700,000

Whoops, turns out that Marvel's movies actually outgross Pixar's on both accounts. Marvel is Disney Studio's highest grossing division right now, this is a fact.
12:37PM on 06/25/2013
It would make sense for someone new to be the "glue" for Phase 3 and beyond after Downey Jr is done playing Iron Man. I just thought that it may have been Captain America since he is the leader of The Avengers.

And that comment about the aging stars makes no sense to me. I would watch Downey Jr play Iron Man in as many films as he would star in since he gives a great performance in each one of his films and is one of the best actors to play a superhero/villain of all time.
It would make sense for someone new to be the "glue" for Phase 3 and beyond after Downey Jr is done playing Iron Man. I just thought that it may have been Captain America since he is the leader of The Avengers.

And that comment about the aging stars makes no sense to me. I would watch Downey Jr play Iron Man in as many films as he would star in since he gives a great performance in each one of his films and is one of the best actors to play a superhero/villain of all time.
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12:39PM on 06/25/2013
I'm guessing after Avengers 3 which would conclude Phase 3, Chris Evans as well as Hemsworth will need new contracts.
I'm guessing after Avengers 3 which would conclude Phase 3, Chris Evans as well as Hemsworth will need new contracts.
2:28PM on 06/25/2013
I agree with you. I think it would have made more sense to leverage Captain America as the "new glue" holding the MCU together. But as Cerealkiller pointed out, by the end of phase 3 I think we'll see similar things happen with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth as what happened with RDJ. They'll want to move away from the characters after 3 films and will probably be relegated to characters appearing primarily in Avengers movies.


With that being said, Marvel will want someone to hold
I agree with you. I think it would have made more sense to leverage Captain America as the "new glue" holding the MCU together. But as Cerealkiller pointed out, by the end of phase 3 I think we'll see similar things happen with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth as what happened with RDJ. They'll want to move away from the characters after 3 films and will probably be relegated to characters appearing primarily in Avengers movies.


With that being said, Marvel will want someone to hold everything together post Phase 3. And frankly I think Doc Strange is the best to do that. He's a character that reaches beyond JUST the Avenger storylines. So then they branch out into other franchises in the Marvel library beyond just Avenger characters, and they have a character to bridge the gap between each property.
8:12AM on 06/26/2013
The big question is whether RDJ is willing to keep doing the character. He's gone on record as saying he'd like to try more diverse roles, and Hugh Jackman has admitted the constant workouts to get in shape for Wolverine are starting to get tiring. I wouldn't be surprised if RDJ feels the same way.

So yeah, it's hard to keep the character going when your stars are starting to lose interest. After a while, it doesn't matter how much money you dump on their front lawn.
The big question is whether RDJ is willing to keep doing the character. He's gone on record as saying he'd like to try more diverse roles, and Hugh Jackman has admitted the constant workouts to get in shape for Wolverine are starting to get tiring. I wouldn't be surprised if RDJ feels the same way.

So yeah, it's hard to keep the character going when your stars are starting to lose interest. After a while, it doesn't matter how much money you dump on their front lawn.
12:33PM on 06/25/2013
My question is... how will they deal with Dr. Strange's powers. He essentially uses magic and is incredibly powerful in the comics - even able to raise the dead and create planet-wide force fields. I thought there was a universal move to make superhero movies more grounded in reality.
My question is... how will they deal with Dr. Strange's powers. He essentially uses magic and is incredibly powerful in the comics - even able to raise the dead and create planet-wide force fields. I thought there was a universal move to make superhero movies more grounded in reality.
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12:37PM on 06/25/2013
Maybe at DC.....not so sure about Marvel though
Maybe at DC.....not so sure about Marvel though
12:52PM on 06/25/2013
Maybe the same way they did in Thor. It's science so complex that it looks like magic. And that grounded in reality thing is DC.
Maybe the same way they did in Thor. It's science so complex that it looks like magic. And that grounded in reality thing is DC.
2:12PM on 06/25/2013
Good points.
Good points.
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