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'Doctor Strange' and 'Ant-Man' Confirmed for Marvel's Phase Three

Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' is finally coming and Doctor Strange will get a solo film!

Marvel Studios' Phase Two is right around the corner and has plenty to be excited for, but today there's some veeeeeeery delightful news about Phase Three!

MTV News had a chance to chat with Marvel's President of Production Kevin Feige and he confirmed that we'll see Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) Ant-Man in 2015.

I've known Edgar since our first lunch together at Comic-Con in 2004," he continued. "He asked me what Marvel was doing with 'Ant-Man' — we weren't even a studio then; what a difference eight years makes! It's very much an 'Ant-Man' origin movie from the perspective of Edgar Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish. It will of course be firmly planted in the MCU, but a different corner than we've seen before.
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When asked about other characters, Feige said, "you probably don't have to look too far to guess at the next list of characters we're toying with and beginning to develop." Shortly after, he said Doctor Strange 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.

So yeah, Phase Three sounds incredibly promising. Not only will we have Avengers 2, but we'll also have these two films which could potentially bring a drastically different vibe to the bring screen. How do you feel about a Doctor Strange and Ant-Man solo film finally heading our way, Viners?

Source: MTV

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Posted By Mr. Kamikaze

Wasnt Ant-Man announced a long time ago?

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Posted By CELKali

I think Dr Strange was supposed to have a movie in the 90's, but something happened; producer pulled out or something. The movie turned into Doctor Mordrid after they lost the rights to Strange.

I only know about this because it stars Jeffrey Combs, and he's pretty cool and stuff.

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Posted By mikeclark1982
@DJ1107: meaning Disney hates African Americans. which they do. 
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Posted By ArtisticNeedham

@Avenging-X-Bolt: I really want it to be Hank Pym, with Janet Van Dyne, and Bill Foster and Scott Lang rounding out the supporting cast.

I envision Pym working at Van Dyne labs, with Bill Foster and Scott Lang working for Pym directly, and Janet Van Dyne as the bosses daughter who hangs out and helps out there all the time.

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@DJ1107 said:

@OutlawRenegade:

As much as I'd love to see a Black Panther movie lets face it his movie would be really hard to make & appeal to the right people & find the right actor to portray him.

Could you not say the same about ant man, dr strange, the gaurdians of the galaxy, thor, etc.? It this some kind of race thing? Because the way i see it, Black Panther would be a regal film like Thor, but would probably cost less. Cast Chadwick Boseman or Idris Elba. The film wpuld make money on the Marvel vanner alone

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Posted By lykopis

I recall Johnny Depp made noises a while back about being interested in playing the part of Doctor Strange (his favourite comic book character). I would be really interested in seeing how that would turn out.

Ant Man I am not too sure about. Just what part of his history do they plan on putting to film? Are there any actors already rumoured to take the role?

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Posted By DJ1107

@OutlawRenegade:

As much as I'd love to see a Black Panther movie lets face it his movie would be really hard to make & appeal to the right people & find the right actor to portray him.

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Posted By SexualLobster

@notoriousmistersims said:

not the 2 i would have liked to see but great to see more additions to the mcu would have liked to see black panther n heroes for hire but hey all in good time

I don't see why in Avengers 2 Heroes for hire isn't like..15 minutes of the beginning of the movie, and Shield confronts them offering a big payday to help the Avengers, and then have them decide to become perminent members. Or honorary members.

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Posted By UltraBiel

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel:

Yeah, I hope Ultron makes it for Avengers III. He makes one tough villain.

That would be epic!!!

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Posted By KindleClay

I'd rather have a Dr. Strange #1 comic book to start with on Marvel Now.

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Posted By mk111

@UltraBiel:

Yeah, I hope Ultron makes it for Avengers III. He makes one tough villain.

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Posted By UltraBiel

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel said:

@mk111:

Well, a She-Hulk film could be good...if handled right. Problem is, if turns out bad, it'll be reaaaalllly bad.

True. But a terrible Ant-man movie would be a lot worst to marvle than a terrible She-Hulk moive. In the second even with bad writting they can add Hulk just to make his fans give a look at it.

I'll give you that. Ant-Man, IMO, has a really high chance of being either really bad, or really boring. Or both. Its just, unless they use Ultron, I don't see how the film will be engaging at all.

They could have added "Ant-man" and "Wasp" in Iron man 3 they belong in the same society circles anyway. And they would Join the avengers II cast and the Ultron would be handled in Avengers III

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Posted By Bonzi161

hate to be the guy to drop this but as they say "haters gonna hate" i am soooo looking forward to these movies. say they are lame all you want, i trust edgar wright with antman (and to be fair i think cap is lame and i didnt shit all over that movie... although it was the worst of the (current) marvel-verse)

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Posted By OutlawRenegade

Who do i have to bribe to get a Black Panther film?

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Posted By mk111

@UltraBiel said:

@mk111:

Well, a She-Hulk film could be good...if handled right. Problem is, if turns out bad, it'll be reaaaalllly bad.

True. But a terrible Ant-man movie would be a lot worst to marvle than a terrible She-Hulk moive. In the second even with bad writting they can add Hulk just to make his fans give a look at it.

I'll give you that. Ant-Man, IMO, has a really high chance of being either really bad, or really boring. Or both. Its just, unless they use Ultron, I don't see how the film will be engaging at all.

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Posted By SexualLobster

Namor and Black Panther and I will die happy.

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Posted By Gambit1024

...Huh.

Well, it's about time. Bring on Dr. Strange.

My predictions are coming true!

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Posted By UltraBiel

@mk111:

Well, a She-Hulk film could be good...if handled right. Problem is, if turns out bad, it'll be reaaaalllly bad.

True. But a terrible Ant-man movie would be a lot worst to marvle than a terrible She-Hulk moive. In the second even with bad writting they can add Hulk just to make his fans give a look at it.

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Posted By Oscars94

@UltraBiel: Have Hulk look really surprised at cousin Jen all green- priceless

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Posted By mk111

@Avenging-X-Boltsaid:

@mk111 said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@mk111 said:

@Oscars94:

Yes, this.

And maybe Civil War down the line.'

And once Disney gets X-Men, then AVX.

how dare you.....

But....imagine the fight scenes with todays technology. It would make the action scenes from Transformers look tame!

tut.tut

@ArtisticNeedham said:

Different corner of the MCU? Where could that be? What does that mean? Hank Pym is a scientist like Stark and Banner. But turned spy like SHIELD right? Hmmm.

I think Scott Lang will be the Ant-Man in movie.

Y U NO LEIK FIGHT SCENES!

@UltraBiel

said:

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel said:

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel:

Why not?

Because these two characters suck alone and are only good when in other characters comics yet they are getting a movie while good and more successful characters like B. Panther // Spider woman // Ms; Marvel // She-hulk // Luke Cage // are in the limbo of the marvel movies...

Okay, saying "more successful" is very arguable. And while I would enjoy a Ms. Marvel film, I don't see how, say, a She-Hulk film would be better than a Dr. Strange film. If handled right, it could be the new Lord of the Rings.

You kidding? Shulkie is one the funniest super hero in comic book history.her movie could have it all, from great action to great comedy, from good dialogues to sex scenes from a street in New york to an intergalatic court.

And is not arguable that today Black Panther is more successful than Dr. Stranger and ant man. He is.

Well, a She-Hulk film could be good...if handled right. Problem is, if turns out bad, it'll be reaaaalllly bad.

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Posted By notoriousmistersims

not the 2 i would have liked to see but great to see more additions to the mcu would have liked to see black panther n heroes for hire but hey all in good time

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@mk111 said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@mk111 said:

@Oscars94:

Yes, this.

And maybe Civil War down the line.'

And once Disney gets X-Men, then AVX.

how dare you.....

But....imagine the fight scenes with todays technology. It would make the action scenes from Transformers look tame!

tut.tut

@ArtisticNeedham said:

Different corner of the MCU? Where could that be? What does that mean? Hank Pym is a scientist like Stark and Banner. But turned spy like SHIELD right? Hmmm.

I think Scott Lang will be the Ant-Man in movie.

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Posted By UltraBiel

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel said:

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel:

Why not?

Because these two characters suck alone and are only good when in other characters comics yet they are getting a movie while good and more successful characters like B. Panther // Spider woman // Ms; Marvel // She-hulk // Luke Cage // are in the limbo of the marvel movies...

Okay, saying "more successful" is very arguable. And while I would enjoy a Ms. Marvel film, I don't see how, say, a She-Hulk film would be better than a Dr. Strange film. If handled right, it could be the new Lord of the Rings.

You kidding? Shulkie is one the funniest super hero in comic book history.her movie could have it all, from great action to great comedy, from good dialogues to sex scenes from a street in New york to an intergalatic court.

And is not arguable that today Black Panther is more successful than Dr. Stranger and ant man. He is.

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Posted By ArtisticNeedham

Different corner of the MCU? Where could that be? What does that mean? Hank Pym is a scientist like Stark and Banner. But turned spy like SHIELD right? Hmmm.

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Posted By mk111

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@mk111 said:

@Oscars94:

Yes, this.

And maybe Civil War down the line.'

And once Disney gets X-Men, then AVX.

how dare you.....

But....imagine the fight scenes with todays technology. It would make the action scenes from Transformers look tame!

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Posted By mk111

@UltraBiel said:

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel:

Why not?

Because these two characters suck alone and are only good when in other characters comics yet they are getting a movie while good and more successful characters like B. Panther // Spider woman // Ms; Marvel // She-hulk // Luke Cage // are in the limbo of the marvel movies...

Okay, saying "more successful" is very arguable. And while I would enjoy a Ms. Marvel film, I don't see how, say, a She-Hulk film would be better than a Dr. Strange film. If handled right, it could be the new Lord of the Rings.

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@mk111 said:

@Oscars94:

Yes, this.

And maybe Civil War down the line.'

And once Disney gets X-Men, then AVX.

how dare you.....

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@queenfrost_ said:

Dr Stange and Ant-Man? Lame. What about Ms Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, etc?

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are with Fox. besides who would want a douche like Quicksilver over Dr. Strange? i agree about Carol though.

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Posted By mk111

@mattwing87:

Not for long, I hope.

And Sony owns Spider-Man.

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Posted By Oscars94

@mattwing87: I can wait! :'(

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Posted By UltraBiel

@mk111 said:

@UltraBiel:

Why not?

Because these two characters suck alone and are only good when in other characters comics yet they are getting a movie while good and more successful characters like B. Panther // Spider woman // Ms; Marvel // She-hulk // Luke Cage // are in the limbo of the marvel movies...

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Posted By mk111

@Oscars94:

Me too...

I suppose they could pull a James Bond.

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Posted By mattwing87

@Oscars94 said:

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SECRET WARS MOVIE!!!!

Sadly Fox owns the rights to X-Men and Spider-Man :(

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Posted By Oscars94

@mk111: I just hope the actors live that long.

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Posted By Alchemax_7

I'm crying

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Posted By mk111

@Oscars94:

Yes, this.

And maybe Civil War down the line.'

And once Disney gets X-Men, then AVX.

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Posted By Walzo

Yes they made the article!

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Posted By Batnandez

@queenfrost_: The characters only you care about hmmm....

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SECRET WARS MOVIE!!!!

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Posted By mk111

@UltraBiel:

Why not?

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Posted By UltraBiel

couldn't care less about marvel phase three now...

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Posted By mk111

@queenfrost_:

Dr. Strange? Lame? You jest.

Anyway, I think Ms. Marvel needs her own film. That way, the Kree can be added to the MCU.

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Posted By jhazzroucher

I want Storm film

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Posted By Sloucher

This is gonna be awesome.

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Posted By Mega_spidey01

still no black panther, shame on marvel.

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Posted By RedQueen

Dr Strange and Ant-Man....awesome! :D

@queenfrost_ said:

Dr Stange and Ant-Man? Lame. What about Ms Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, etc?

Though, I would definitely love to see Ms Marvel/Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver solo movies.

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Posted By mk111

Ooooohhh yeaaahhhh! Dr. Strange! YES!

Oh, and Ant-Man. Meh. I have zero interest in Ant-Man. The way I see it, the only thing its good for is to introduce Ultron.

But still, Phase 3 will be epic.

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Dr Stange and Ant-Man? Lame. What about Ms Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, etc?