In an interview with Eric Eisenberg from CinemaBlend, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige had a lot to discuss regarding the future of the MCU.
Managing a cinematic universe is tough. There are just so many standalone films to keep track of in the MCU. Feige had this to say on how they plan on juggling all of these franchises:
“When you’ve got, what is it now, six, seven separate franchises? It’s part of the scheduling process. Sometimes when people ask, ‘What about this character, what about that character?’ I go, ‘Well, it’s scheduling.’ And they go, ‘What’s he talking about?’ Scheduling. How many years between movies can you have? You know, [Thor:] Ragnarok was four years. There’s four years between, right? He had an appearance in between there. So that seems to be maybe okay – sometimes, though, you want it to be less. Sometimes it can be more.”
So you’re probably thinking, “What does this have to do with Doctor Strange?”. Well, Kevin Feige expanded on his previous statement:
“Sometimes it’s where do those characters pop up? [Doctor] Strange, you know, whenever we do another Strange one, which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he’s a very big part of [Avengers:] Infinity War. So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things.”
It seems that we will be getting another movie about the Sorcerer Supreme in the future but it still looks to be at least a few years away.
The last time we saw Strange he…(Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War) had just told Tony Stark that this was “the only way” before being erased from existence by Thanos. The quote that this was “the only way” most likely refers to this timeline as the only instance where the Avengers defeat the Mad Titan.
It’s unclear how much of a role Strange will have in Avengers 4 but it is reassuring to hear that he will have another standalone film in the future.
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