Kevin Feige has been on a roll with information on upcoming Marvel projects. Most recently he talked about Doctor Strange, Black Panther and more. Check out some excerpts about the projects below:
As we were developing this film we looked at The Ancient One as a mantle more than a specific person. The sorcerers have been around for millennia, protecting us from things we didn’t know about until this story. There have been multiple [Ancient Ones], even if this one has been around for five hundred years, there were others. This is a mantle, and therefore felt we had leeway to cast in interesting ways.
The Sanctum is on Bleeker Street, the modern day Bleeker Street,” in the Village, but added “he will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street.
Referencing: “sequence towards the end of Ant-Man is designed in a way that seems like it could very specifically point towards plans for Strange” he said:
yes, is the tip of the iceberg for what we’ll see and experience and learn about in Doctor Strange.
Referencing if Black Panther would appear in Civil War:
I don’t know how to answer that question without spoiling it! It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it’s a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older.
Referencing “other origin stories”
Certainly we could [set another one in the past]. There are no rules. I think the majority of them will be chronological, but not all of them necessarily.
Captain America: Civil War:
Certainly at the end of Civil War it’s a whole new ball game….What’s fun about Civil War though is, as you know from the comics, it’s a very simple story. And it really has to be, to accommodate that many players. It’s very much a Captain America movie and it’s very much a sequel to the Winter Soldier in ways I don’t think people [will expect]…. It’s a very simple structure that allows you to have these amazing character interactions in a way that I don’t think becomes overwhelming. And it’s very much is a kick off to Phase 3 because it sets the dynamic for everything that follows.
Ant-Man in phase 3 of Marvel:
The answer is I don’t really know. We’re entering territory that’s an incredible problem to have, which is too many franchises to navigate. That’s a very very high class problem, and if we’re faced with that high class problem we will try to figure out a solution in a way that allows us to produce the movies in the way we have…. We’d never want to stretch ourselves too thin that we’re not able to make them in the way we believe they should be made.
Referencing “rumors that Kenneth Branagh was sought to direct Thor: Ragnarok””
I think towards the end of the summer there will probably be a filmmaker announcement and a writer announcement and maybe even some additional casting announcements. That won’t start filming until middle of next year.