Marvel is always one to plan ahead, and their current slate goes as far as late-2015 when Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man is set to hit screens. Between then and now we’ll be seeing more from the individual Avengers, leading towards The Avengers 2 in 2015, and Marvel will be doing something a little different with Guardians of the Galaxy next year.
In a new interview President of Production Kevin Feige spoke about where the Ant-Man movie fits into the Marvel universe, and confirmed the long talked about Doctor Strange movie will “definitely” be part of Marvel’s ‘Phase Three’.
“‘Ant-Man’ is definitely part of Phase Three,” Feige explains. “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… 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.”
“‘Doctor Strange,’ which I’ve been talking about for years, is definitely one of them,” Feige continues. “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.”
So going forward we’ll see Iron Man 3 in May, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, Captain America: The Winter Solider on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014 and, The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015. Ant-Man is currently slated for November 2015 but that could change, and Doctor Strange may finally make his appearance in 2016. That’s if he doesn’t pop up in The Avengers 2 beforehand.