Ant-Man and Dr. Strange part of Marvel Cinematic Universe phase 3

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Turtletrekker, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
    According to Kevin Feige seaking to MTV...

     
  2. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Location:
    Mr. Adventure
    I like that Edgar Wright wants to make Ant-Man of his own volition. It's no guarantee but I feel that a project that is a labor of love has a better chance to be of worth. It's cool that Marvel wants to be a part of that.
     
  3. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1999
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I have no interest whatsoever in Dr Strange... I'm only excited about Ant Man because of Edgar Wright. Where's Mrs Marvel or Luke Cage I ask?
     
  4. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
    ^ Really? I think, if done right (and Marvel obviously seems to know what theyn are doing with their charaters) a Dr. Strange movie would rock!
     
  5. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Oxford, PA
    Praise the Eternal Vishanti! I've been waiting impatiently for them to get around to doing a Dr. Strange movie. I just hope that, along with the classic Lee/Ditko stuff, they also draw on the Engelhart/Brunner/Colan run in the seventies, which is still my favorite take on the character.

    So, Benedict Cumberbatch as Strange? And who do we want as Clea?

    I'm actually more excited about this than all the big STAR WARS chatter! :)
     
  6. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Ysmault
    But if Ant-Man is set for 2014, doesn't that make it before Avengers 2, and therefore part of Phase-2? I'm assuming each they intend each "phase" to be punctuated by an Avengers movie.
     
  7. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    Isn't it set for the next movie after Avengers 2 or something like that? Assuming Avengers is a summer movie, you still have half a year left in 2014.
     
  8. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Marvel's 2014 slate consists of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1. The Avengers 2 is scheduled for May 1, 2015, and Ant-Man is scheduled for November 6, 2015.
     
  9. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    OK, that makes sense too. I didn't realize Avengers 2 was 2015. So what's 2013, just Iron Man 3? Thor 2?
     
  10. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    SHIELD TV show, if that counts.
     
  11. Professor Zoom

    Professor Zoom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Location:
    Idealistic
    Yes.
     
  12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    If you want it
    It will be interesting to see how these slightly lesser known properties fair at the box office.
     
  13. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Location:
    Tatoinne
    I know I'm looking forward to it. :bolian:

    Iron Man was lesser known once upon a time. When they started advertising the first movie, I knew several people who had never hears of the character and nobody who had read the comics.

    Don't overestimate how known comic books are in the general culture. People know Superman, Spider-Man, Batman and Wonder Woman, and after that it gets fuzzy. Maybe The Hulk too since he had a TV series once. To normal people, The Avengers was a lesser known property.
     
  14. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    If you want it
    Yeah, that's why I said "slightly lesser known".
     
  15. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Anyone else would almost be a disappointment
     
  16. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Location:
    Tatoinne
    Doesn't change my point, which is that how known any of these characters are is irrelevant. The movies will be the first time the vast majority of people are encountering them. "Slightly" lesser known may as well be completely unknown, it's a trivial distinction.

    Let's be honest here, Cumberbund is too ugly to play a lead character in a mainstream Hollywood flick. He'd make a good Marvel villain, but they'll find someone more conventionally handsome like Viggo Mortenson or even Bradley Cooper to play Dr. Strange. Who knows, it could even be Johnny Depp, who has already been given the part by teh internets judging from all the photo manips of him as Strange.
     
  17. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Urgh
    Urgh!
    URGH!!

    Also, on what planet is Cabbagepatch not attractive? Evan as a heterosexual male I can objectively see he's good looking.
     
  18. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    If you want it
    Planet Termis is an odd place.
     
  19. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Oxford, PA
    Ditto for BLADE, THE MASK, HELLBOY, MEN IN BLACK, etc.

    Name recogition is not always the determing factor. If so, THE HULK would have outsold IRON MAN, and SUPERMAN RETURNS would have been the most successful superhero movie of all time.
     
  20. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Location:
    Mr. Adventure
    Only if Idris Elba turns it down, he's always fandom's choice for all new genre roles.