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Doctor Strange and Ant-Man will lead Marvel’s Phase 3

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Doctor_StrangeIt was announced at last years San Diego Comic Con that Edgar Wright was making Ant-Man for Marvel Studios.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently spoke about their plans for Ant-Man and the rest of Phase 3 “So much of what we’re telling right now is about the core ‘Avengers‘ characters we’ve now met, and they’ll be evolving in big, surprising ways, in Cap’s next movie and Thor’s next movie and of course in ‘Iron Man 3,’ as we get them all into the next ‘Avengers’ film. Beyond that ‘Ant-Man‘ is the only one officially announced.”

He then went on to talk about the character and how they are looking into different sides of the Marvel Universe.

“Ant-Man is definitely part of Phase Three,” Feige told MTV. “Like Iron Man 3, it’s certainly set in the Marvel Universe, but it’s also through the lens of Edgar Wright — which is the only reason we’re making the movie.

“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.”

One of the other characters they are keen to develop is Doctor Strange.

“‘Doctor Strange,’ which I’ve been talking about for years, is definitely one of them,” he confirmed. “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.”

I for one cannot wait to see Ant-Man and Doctor Strange. I also hope that Black Panther gets his own film.

Iron Man 3 is out on 26th April 2013, with Thor: The Dark World out on 30th October 2013. Ant-Man has a release date of November 6, 2015.