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
"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.
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