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Marvel confirms Phase Three films will include Ant-Man and Doctor Strange

Jan. 25, 2013by: Alex Maidy

We did not get any confirmation of what would constitute Marvel's Phase Two films until last year's Comic Con. The big surprise at that time was GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY which was then followed by the official confirmation that we would be getting Edgar Wright's long developed ANT-MAN movie. While we knew ANT-MAN would be bowing on November 6, 2015. after THE AVENGERS 2, it was not until now that we heard it officially referred to as part of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Speaking to MTV, Marvel president Kevin Feige said "'ANT-MAN is definitely part of Phase Three. Like IRON MAN 3, it's certainly set in the Marvel Universe, but it's also through the lens of Edgar Wright — which is the only reason we're making the movie."

Feige stated that ANT-MAN will exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but will be coming from the new perspective of Wright and Joe Cornish. Feige specifically referred to it as "a different corner". So, what other unique heroes may we be getting in Phase Three? Feige named only one by name.

While Feige says the groundwork for Phase Three will be planted in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and THE AVENGERS 2, the only other hero aside from ANT-MAN he named was Doctor Strange.

"'Doctor Strange,' which I've been talking about for years, is definitely one of them," he confirmed. "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."

While rumors of a DOCTOR STRANGE movie have been around for years, this is exciting news to know we can expect it to be a reality in 2016 or 2017.

Extra Tidbit: Still think Viggo Mortensen is the best choice for Doctor Strange?
Source: MTV

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4:39PM on 01/28/2013

Edgar Wright AND Joe Cornish????

I know nothing about this character but just having both those guys on deck got me excited about this movie.
I know nothing about this character but just having both those guys on deck got me excited about this movie.
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7:38AM on 01/28/2013

Great, but...

I love Dr. Strange, so am thrilled to hear this news. But by adding GotG to the Marvel Universe, I've lost all respect. Can't see how a talking raccoon is going to fit into the heretofore "believable" universe. And Ant-Man...sigh...just goofy goofy goofy. Not quite as goofy as a talking raccoon but...
I love Dr. Strange, so am thrilled to hear this news. But by adding GotG to the Marvel Universe, I've lost all respect. Can't see how a talking raccoon is going to fit into the heretofore "believable" universe. And Ant-Man...sigh...just goofy goofy goofy. Not quite as goofy as a talking raccoon but...
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8:36PM on 01/26/2013

The reason I'm excited for Ant Man

Aside from Edgar Wright - which honestly should be more than enough - it's the fact that Ant Man in "The Ultimates" (which is basically the inspiration for every Marvel movie so far) teams up with a bunch of loser Superhero wannabes and it's hilarious. It's basically "Mystery Men" inside the Marvel universe, and nobody can say 'no' to that!
Aside from Edgar Wright - which honestly should be more than enough - it's the fact that Ant Man in "The Ultimates" (which is basically the inspiration for every Marvel movie so far) teams up with a bunch of loser Superhero wannabes and it's hilarious. It's basically "Mystery Men" inside the Marvel universe, and nobody can say 'no' to that!
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8:00PM on 01/26/2013
Would like to see Black Panther as well. Will Avengers 2 have any new superheroes in it?
Would like to see Black Panther as well. Will Avengers 2 have any new superheroes in it?
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6:47PM on 01/26/2013
Plz forgive me but I still dont see the big deal around antman
Plz forgive me but I still dont see the big deal around antman
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5:47PM on 01/26/2013

Extra Tibit: Yes.

Yay for Ant Man and Edgar Wright! I'm glad to hear it's going to be from a 'different corner' ! I can deal with a little quirk to my heroes (with the exception of Squirrel Girl...) and it's an option to open up other corners for the future. Marvel Knights 'R' Rated adaptation of Heroes for Hire, please.
Yay for Ant Man and Edgar Wright! I'm glad to hear it's going to be from a 'different corner' ! I can deal with a little quirk to my heroes (with the exception of Squirrel Girl...) and it's an option to open up other corners for the future. Marvel Knights 'R' Rated adaptation of Heroes for Hire, please.
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5:46PM on 01/26/2013

Extra Tibit: Yes.

Yay for Ant Man and Edgar Wright! I'm glad to hear it's going to be from a 'different corner' ! I can deal with a little quirk to my heroes (with the exception of Squirrel Girl...) and it's an option to open up other corners for the future. Marvel Knights 'R' Rated adaptation of Heroes for Hire, please.
Yay for Ant Man and Edgar Wright! I'm glad to hear it's going to be from a 'different corner' ! I can deal with a little quirk to my heroes (with the exception of Squirrel Girl...) and it's an option to open up other corners for the future. Marvel Knights 'R' Rated adaptation of Heroes for Hire, please.
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12:40PM on 01/26/2013
Definitely cool news!

But that's it???
Definitely cool news!

But that's it???
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4:53AM on 01/26/2013

Jim Caviezel HELL YEAH !!!

My vote for Doctor Strange is Jim Caviezel! Remember his look in "The Count of Monte Cristo"? Id go for that, plus hes older now and looks the part!

Caviezel -> [link]
Doctor Strange -> [link]
My vote for Doctor Strange is Jim Caviezel! Remember his look in "The Count of Monte Cristo"? Id go for that, plus hes older now and looks the part!

Caviezel -> [link]
Doctor Strange -> [link]
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4:29AM on 01/26/2013
wow marvel is not joking with their lineup & already setting up Phase 3 & ya I am looking forward to Ant-Man & a Doctor Strange & yes like most hoping for a Black Panther. Not that I don't like The Hulk but I think there is no need for another solo movie, he is a better secondary character, so just keeping him in The Avengers is just right.
wow marvel is not joking with their lineup & already setting up Phase 3 & ya I am looking forward to Ant-Man & a Doctor Strange & yes like most hoping for a Black Panther. Not that I don't like The Hulk but I think there is no need for another solo movie, he is a better secondary character, so just keeping him in The Avengers is just right.
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3:10AM on 01/26/2013

Love it!

I would love to see a Black Panther, Moon Knight, Darkhawk, Nova, Sliver Surfer and another Hulk solo movie.
I would love to see a Black Panther, Moon Knight, Darkhawk, Nova, Sliver Surfer and another Hulk solo movie.
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5:47PM on 01/26/2013
I like those too. Maybe one a little more than the others, tho.
I like those too. Maybe one a little more than the others, tho.
1:33AM on 01/26/2013

Easy cast

Viggo Mortensen, Johnny Depp, Jim Caviezel, Sasha Baron Cohen, Clive Owen.

Doctor Strange must be the easiest person to cast, any of these guys would knock it out of the park
Viggo Mortensen, Johnny Depp, Jim Caviezel, Sasha Baron Cohen, Clive Owen.

Doctor Strange must be the easiest person to cast, any of these guys would knock it out of the park
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12:47AM on 01/26/2013
Jim Caviezel gets my vote as well.
Jim Caviezel gets my vote as well.
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12:04AM on 01/26/2013
It just struck me that Sacha Baron Cohen could play a very charismatic Dr Strange. I know he can do the straight role, or at least almost straight, and still be as intense as when he does his mad personas. I think he would look brutal in that silky blue and red dandy wizard outfit, And with a devilish pointy beard
It just struck me that Sacha Baron Cohen could play a very charismatic Dr Strange. I know he can do the straight role, or at least almost straight, and still be as intense as when he does his mad personas. I think he would look brutal in that silky blue and red dandy wizard outfit, And with a devilish pointy beard
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11:47PM on 01/25/2013

awesome news!

I still really want to see a black panther movie
I still really want to see a black panther movie
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10:16PM on 01/25/2013

Jim Caviezel

Dudes.
Dudes.
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9:57PM on 01/25/2013
Sweet. I adore Dr. Strange and hopefully they get a good director on board. As for casting, yes I'm a bit biased but I think Gary Oldman would be the best bet. I mean, just look at the resemblance: [link]

Also, the acting ability is obviously there. Viggo, Depp and Jim Caviezal are good choices as well but definitely rooting for Oldman here.
Sweet. I adore Dr. Strange and hopefully they get a good director on board. As for casting, yes I'm a bit biased but I think Gary Oldman would be the best bet. I mean, just look at the resemblance: [link]

Also, the acting ability is obviously there. Viggo, Depp and Jim Caviezal are good choices as well but definitely rooting for Oldman here.
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9:49PM on 01/25/2013
This is so damn cool. Marvel just keeps on giving the goods.
This is so damn cool. Marvel just keeps on giving the goods.
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9:45PM on 01/25/2013

ANTMAN!

i've been saying what Feige just said for a while now. Its not about Ant-man himself, its about letting Edgar Wright direct a Super Hero movie. Thats the real draw of it. I dont care if Ant-Man wont be as cool as Iron Man or Hulk, its Edgar Wright thats the real draw for this movie from me. I want to see what this guy has planned for a superhero that talks to ants. I'm sure it'll probably be the funniest Marvel movie yet
i've been saying what Feige just said for a while now. Its not about Ant-man himself, its about letting Edgar Wright direct a Super Hero movie. Thats the real draw of it. I dont care if Ant-Man wont be as cool as Iron Man or Hulk, its Edgar Wright thats the real draw for this movie from me. I want to see what this guy has planned for a superhero that talks to ants. I'm sure it'll probably be the funniest Marvel movie yet
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9:35PM on 01/25/2013
Call me crazy if you want but I just thought of this.....Clive Owen for Dr.Strange. a little grey on the temples and a goatee? Any thoughts....?
Call me crazy if you want but I just thought of this.....Clive Owen for Dr.Strange. a little grey on the temples and a goatee? Any thoughts....?
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9:32PM on 01/25/2013
Not sure what to think of ant man movie really. Although it's been talked about since before avengers but i've never really considered the character strong enough(figuratively speaking) to carry a film on his own, but i've been proven wrong before. :) Super pumped about a doctor strange movie though, that should be pretty badass.
Not sure what to think of ant man movie really. Although it's been talked about since before avengers but i've never really considered the character strong enough(figuratively speaking) to carry a film on his own, but i've been proven wrong before. :) Super pumped about a doctor strange movie though, that should be pretty badass.
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9:23PM on 01/25/2013
So, any hope of another solo Hulk movie? I like Wright, but I can't get all that excited about an Ant-man film.
So, any hope of another solo Hulk movie? I like Wright, but I can't get all that excited about an Ant-man film.
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7:04PM on 01/25/2013
Viggo Mortensen for Strange. Make it happen, Marvel! Seeing Mortensen and Robert Downey interact as their superhero counterparts would be epic!
Viggo Mortensen for Strange. Make it happen, Marvel! Seeing Mortensen and Robert Downey interact as their superhero counterparts would be epic!
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6:09PM on 01/25/2013

Can't wait...

for the casting to be announced on both of these.
for the casting to be announced on both of these.
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6:04PM on 01/25/2013
Very happy it makes me to hear that the suits at Marvel comprehend and appreciate the genius of Wright! I assumed this prolonged preparation of AntMan was to let a too quirky {for the studio} take on a superhero die away in development hell. And the prospects of awesomness of Strange in hands like Wright's are even more exiting.
Very happy it makes me to hear that the suits at Marvel comprehend and appreciate the genius of Wright! I assumed this prolonged preparation of AntMan was to let a too quirky {for the studio} take on a superhero die away in development hell. And the prospects of awesomness of Strange in hands like Wright's are even more exiting.
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5:52PM on 01/25/2013
Very awesome news
Very awesome news
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5:49PM on 01/25/2013
My choice for Doctor Strange would be Luke Evans. At least physically, he looks the part.
My choice for Doctor Strange would be Luke Evans. At least physically, he looks the part.
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