October 22, 2008 07:10:13 GMT
Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios' president of production, speaks about the possibility of 'Dr. Strange', the Marvel's sorcerer and superhero, being brought to life on the big screen.
While many are still buzzing around the future Marvel adaptations, such as "The Incredible Hulk" sequel and "Iron Man 2", another superhero in the Marvel Universe, "Dr. Strange", is being considered for big screen adaptation. The report was broken out by Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige to MTV News when discussing about the studio's future projects after "The Avengers".
Talking about the "Dr. Strange" project, Feige hinted on the possibility stating, "I'd say in the next year, year and a half, as we start putting together our film slate for 2012 and 2013, I would not be shocked if we saw Dr. Strange on those lists." He further added, sharing his enthusiasm on the proposed project, "I love the idea of taping into the magical realm of the Marvel Universe, which is fairly significant and hasn't yet seen life on screen. It's something I'm very, very interested in."
Discussing about the character itself, the studio topper recalled, "I remember two years ago at Comic Con the cover of the 'LA Times Calendar Section,' read 'Marvel calls out the B team' and there was a picture of Iron Man. We don't look at them as 'B team.' Dr. Strange? This is one of the best characters we have. [He represents] this amazing cosmic universe to Marvel that we haven't played with in films yet and I think could be amazing to play with."
Firstly introduced in the 1963 issue of "Strange Tales", Doctor Strange is one of the superheroes in the Marvel Comics Universe. Known as a master of the mystic arts, the character whose full name is Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange is actually the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe. He is responsible for defending the universe from mystic threats, using his abilities to battle evil magicians and other supernatural villains. He was developed by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.