Recent flicks like Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Ant-Man have pushed Marvel in new directions, but studio head Kevin Feige promises you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
With Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as the Sorcerer Supreme, on the horizon, Feige says they’ll be pushing the envelope into a whole new level of weirdness. Apparently, they’ve just been scraping the top layer of weirdness up to this point. In a chat with Birth.Movies.Death., Feige teased that Ant-Man will help set the stage for some of the stuff they’re wanting to do in Doctor Strange.
Here’s the choice excerpt:
“We send Ant-Man on a very weird, mind-bending journey at the end of Ant-Man. It was something we hadn’t seen in a shrinking movie before, but it also represents the tip of the mind-bending weirdness we’re going to do in Strange, which I think will surprise people.”
He obviously couldn’t say too much about what they’ll be doing with Strange this far out, but Feige did clarify a few more details. It seems the Sanctum Santorum will still be on modern-day Bleecker Street, and Stephen Strange will be “the strangest thing” walking out onto that hip street. They’re also tweaking the Ancient One who gives Strange his powers (which fits with reports that Tilda Swinton could be up for the role), by turning that concept into a “mantle” as opposed to one defined character.
For a bit more on the weirdness, the full interview is well worth a read.
Doctor Strange is set to open Nov. 4, 2016.