Kevin Feige On DOCTOR STRANGE Rumors And Reactions To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer

Debunking the reported director shortlist for Doctor Strange, as well as Johnny Depp possibly playing the Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel's head honcho also talks with IGN about Guardians of the Galaxy

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"Well, that article was true that we're meeting a lot of people now," Kevin Feige told IGN yesterday when asked about the recently reported Doctor Strange director contenders. "That article was not true about who we're meeting or what level anybody is. But we're actively looking." Whether directors with experience beyond fantasy are desired, he says, "Of course, of course. We always look at a wide range of people with a wide range of backgrounds. There's only one criteria: do something that we think is really cool. [Laughs] That's about it."

Whether there was any truth to the rumor that Johnny Depp was meeting with Marvel to potentially portray Stephen Strange, Feige says, "No, no. When you have a project that's been around as long as Doctor Strange, there is sometimes, 'Oh, I've met with Stan about this! Or I did that!' So Strange is one of those projects that predates me by a long shot," he said. "Obviously, the character does, but even in its cinematic brewing. So there's a lot of things that have happened before me, and I've been here 14 years. So that's a long time ago. I don't know if that happened then." When asked if a big-name actor is being sought for the Sorcerer Supreme, Kevin Feige responded: "You know, I would say that we're pretty transparent, right? Doctor Strange would be our -- well, depending on when we make it, it could be our 13th, 14th, 15th movie, right? I think if you're looking to track our decision-making and how we've done things, we have a pretty wide track record now where you can sort of see. So, no, a movie star is not required, but that doesn't mean a movie star wouldn't be great. It just depends."

When IGN asked Kevin Feige about the positive response to last week's Guardians of the Galaxy teaser trailer debut, the Marvel producer said he was very pleased with it "because it's still early days for us, as the movie is coalescing and formulating itself in the cutting room, but there are a few things that we would be locked into: the cast, their looks, our use of music and our very unique tone." He concluded, "The fact that that's what that teaser is about and that's what people are embracing, there are a lot of happy people in the offices, that people are into this." Check out IGN's full interview where Feige comments on Marvel's Netflix series. What do you think?



Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014.
Source: IGN
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DrDoom - 2/25/2014, 12:33 PM
Just make sure that Dormammu looks like his MvC3 design, Feige! Doom demands it!
TheUltimateSuperman92 - 2/25/2014, 12:33 PM
I don't think they asked Depp for the role
Pasto - 2/25/2014, 12:34 PM
Depp or Derp?
TheUltimateSuperman92 - 2/25/2014, 12:34 PM
and I hope they don't blow this movie with shity lame ass jokes ..cause the have been doing that alot
jlabatman - 2/25/2014, 12:38 PM
Make Dr. Strange happen already!
Kurne - 2/25/2014, 12:39 PM
Seriously? They go to Vin Diesel because of fan hype but not Depp who made more headlines in 5 hours?


Sucks.
ezio619 - 2/25/2014, 12:41 PM
ULTIMATESUPERMAN-if u are talking in regards to kat dennings,sure i can agree with that...everything else in terms of humor...i cant
Sophisticated - 2/25/2014, 12:43 PM
Depp or bust Marvel!
EdgyOutsider - 2/25/2014, 12:43 PM
Kurne: Jude Law and Joel Edgerton would be much better choices. Nothing against Depp but, this is just my opinion.
ezio619 - 2/25/2014, 12:46 PM
GET JEPH LOEB THE PHUCK AWAY FROM THE NETFLIX SHOWS,I HOPE TO GOD THOSE NETFLIX SHOWS ARE GOOD!!
TheMexicanSuperman - 2/25/2014, 12:49 PM
I just hope that Marvel Studios dosen't make Dr. Strange into the magic version of MCU's Tony Stark.
Kurne - 2/25/2014, 12:50 PM
[frick] Jeph Loeb.

If he got fired on Heroes, no doubt ABC/Marvel wouldn't mind firing him as well.
80sFace - 2/25/2014, 12:51 PM
13th, 14th, or 15th film! So..Ant-Man is #11. That means it could be the 2nd film of 2016. OR one of the two 2017 films!! Woo hoo!!!
ezio619 - 2/25/2014, 12:52 PM
mexicansuperman-well dr strange was a asshole before he became sorcerer supreme
jlabatman - 2/25/2014, 12:52 PM
TheClemster - 2/25/2014, 12:53 PM
I have never read one comic book of Dr. sTRANGE
UltimateHunt - 2/25/2014, 12:57 PM
The villian from Casino Royal (forgot the name) is PERFECT for the role.
Pheezmatic - 2/25/2014, 12:58 PM
ohhhhhhh its goin doowwwwwwnnnnnnn!!!

doc strizzy if done right can be super epic...but its gotta be trippy.
Pheezmatic - 2/25/2014, 12:59 PM
@theclemster you should check out the 70's doc strange stuff...so awesome.
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:03 PM
People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
TheClemster - 2/25/2014, 1:06 PM
@ Pheez


huuuum psychedelic stuff??

That's not really my cup of tea mate but that dormammu villain looks baddass
TheClemster - 2/25/2014, 1:06 PM
Jaden Smith get out of the body of DarkPhoenix
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:07 PM
Dr. Strange should be Scarlet Witch' mentor. That little witch can easily get out of control... I'm sure she'll cause a lot of destruction in AoU if she's not able to control her powers.
maculabadtrick - 2/25/2014, 1:07 PM
I always thought Dr. Strange to be in his early 40's in the comics, but when it comes to live actors I could see them making him a decade younger. Plus it will give a balance He's not to old for the role but is passable to be the best surgeon in his field So the challenge for Marvel is to find someone to fill the shoes.
maninfinesuit - 2/25/2014, 1:08 PM
Depp is a hack. Hasn't made a decent film in years. Go for a star on the rise, Feige.
Bl00dwerK - 2/25/2014, 1:09 PM
My son will snap when this movie finally gets made...
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:09 PM
How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real
TheClemster - 2/25/2014, 1:09 PM
Gosh I love that sweater Gusto
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:10 PM
Damn, get out of me Jaden!!!
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:10 PM
Most Trees Are Blue
Bekss - 2/25/2014, 1:12 PM
Kurne
Vin Diesel was not hired for the fans, they wanted him for other thing but they put him as groot for now.
If some guy says that's a lie and you believe him that easy you have a problem.
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:12 PM
Somebody help me!!!! Jaden Smith is trying to take control of my mind!!
TheClemster - 2/25/2014, 1:12 PM
@ Gus

yeah Merc and Pasto were there too that day

maculabadtrick - 2/25/2014, 1:14 PM
@Thedarkphoenix that sounds like a very good plot point to bring Dr.Strange into the fold. Because she will be the one maybe to take down Ultron by herself, but after doing so her powers go beyond her control that's where Dr strange comes in.
koolaidbag - 2/25/2014, 1:14 PM
Dear god, @edgyoutsider, Jude Law is genius casting. The fact that he, and RDJ are closer then close is even better. They would have to have at least one scene in an avengers film with the two interacting if that happens.
soforizo - 2/25/2014, 1:15 PM
Good choice 0mega!
Indy - 2/25/2014, 1:15 PM
If there smart they get Depp.
TheUltimateSuperman92 - 2/25/2014, 1:21 PM
ezio619 I was talking about both darcy and the lame ass kid in im3 , actually im3 was crowded with lame ass jokes so..

anyway I would like to see Luke Evans as dr.strange he will fit the role
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:25 PM
@maculabadtrick I don't know if she'll take Ultron down by herself, but she will play a big part in it. She is pretty powerful after all. But I guess all her Chaos magic may be dangerous so Doctor Strange will try to help her control it in A3.

@Indy A movie with Depp and RDJ would ruin the box office, but I don't think RDJ will let them cast someone that famous :P He wants to be the star!
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/25/2014, 1:27 PM
@Alpha Feige will answer all your questions without actually answering them. He's very good at that!
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