Despite Avengers: Infinity War death, Doctor Strange sequel is definitely happening, confirms Kevin Feige
Ahead of the US release of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp', the Marvel executive talked about the Doctor Strange franchise, confirming that a sequel is definitely happening.
The end of Avengers: Infinity War was a pretty grim one, especially for the bunch of Marvel superheroes, who perished after Thanos' victory. Amongst the comic book favorites - and the consequent storylines - that was reduced to ashes after the tragic turn of events was a certain Doctor Strange, brought to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch.
As a result of his apparent death, along with many other earth-bound Avengers, though, anticipation has been at an all-time high over the fate of the wizard and whether or not a sequel to his 2016's standalone hit will be happening. Thanks to Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, we finally have some closure in this subject.
Speaking to Cinema Blend recently, ahead of the US release of the upcoming blockbuster, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp', the Marvel executive talked about the Doctor Strange franchise, confirming that a sequel is definitely happening. It is only a matter of time, however, before they decide to greenlight production on the second part of the beloved MCU sorcerer.
"It's one of the reasons we've expanded to three films a year, is so that we could do the sequels to films that people have responded to -- because we love to make continuing stories with characters people have responded to -- but also keep doing the stuff that nobody's ever heard of, and people go, 'Why are you doing that?' That's fun," said Feige, teasing what is next in store for fans from Marvel's line-up of comic book-based movies.
He continued: "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."
Indeed, over 10 years and across the past 19 movies, Marvel has built a rock-solid cinematic universe with characters who are loved both by fans and critics. Hence, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the filmmakers are eager to channel their resources and efforts into profitable sequels.
"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 nuances and keep doing different types of things," added Feige, fueling hopes for the legion of fans who cannot wait to see their favorite Cumberbatch don the cape once again as Doctor Strange.