How Will DOCTOR STRANGE Bring Magic Into the MCU? Kevin Feige (Sort of) Explains

Marvel Studios' president of production is still at it - he now talks about how magic will be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of Doctor Strange and how the film will explain it.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/13/2014


During yesterday's Captain America: The Winter Soldier press junket, Badass Digest also got ahold of Kevin Feige and also pressed the Marvel Studios honcho for an update on the Doctor Strange film. More precisely, the site owner asked Feige how the big-screen adaptation of the Sorcerer Supreme will introduce magic and wizardry into the mostly tech- or cosmic-based Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Are you watching the Cosmos series?” asked Feige. “That’s magic, [the quantum physics]. It’s unbelievable. If somebody knew how to tap into that stuff, what’s the difference between that and magic? You don’t get into it in Harry Potter, but if a scientist went to Hogwarts he’d find out how some of that stuff is happening! We’re not going to spend a lot of time on that, but there will be some of that. And particularly for a character like Strange, who goes from a man of science to a man of faith and who traverses both worlds. And sometimes there won’t be an answer! Sometimes he’ll want an answer - 'How is this happening?! - and nothing.” The producer added, Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.”

As reported in a post updated earlier today, Kevin Feige also addressed the recent Doctor Strange director shortlist: Scott Derrickson (Sinister), Mark Andrews (Brave), and Jonathan Levine (50/50). “We’ve met with all of [those three],” he told Slash Film. “Some of those three are not in contention anymore. Some of those three we’re still talking with and there are many others. We have not narrowed it down as much as the internet thinks. I wish we had.” What do you think?
Source: Badass Digest
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DaVinci31 - 3/13/2014, 9:51 AM
"Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip"

Then Scott Derrickson sounds perfect.
JoJo1982 - 3/13/2014, 9:52 AM
Interesting


Just give me Black panther movie too
JoJo1982 - 3/13/2014, 9:52 AM
And Inhumans
Nomis - 3/13/2014, 9:52 AM
JoJo1982 - 3/13/2014, 9:52 AM
And GotG 2
JoJo1982 - 3/13/2014, 9:53 AM
All in Phase 3 :D
MexicanChinman - 3/13/2014, 9:54 AM
I wish Guillermo Del Toro would direct Dr. Strange.
Pasto - 3/13/2014, 9:54 AM
'Electric Feel' by MGMT should be the theme song for a Doc. Strange film.
jlabatman - 3/13/2014, 9:55 AM
Damn right, mind trip is a perfect explanation
SuperCat - 3/13/2014, 9:57 AM
TheRealistStarLord - 3/13/2014, 9:58 AM
He said the Matrix! Does that mean Keanu Reeves is Doctor Strange?!?! I thought Johnny Depp is Strange...hmmm..
Rulk - 3/13/2014, 9:58 AM
Pheezmatic - 3/13/2014, 9:59 AM
MMMM i like me some syko delik drugs!




mah hayr feels lahk butter and glue mixed together.so good.
jlabatman - 3/13/2014, 10:00 AM
I want to see some shit like this, where Dr.Strange has to make sense of the insane!
Nomis - 3/13/2014, 10:00 AM
SuperCat - 3/13/2014, 10:01 AM
MrMartinMarvel - 3/13/2014, 10:02 AM
“Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.”
[frick] yeah! Bring it!
Pheezmatic - 3/13/2014, 10:10 AM
@MrMartin
“Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.”
[frick] yeah! Bring it!


The Spirited Matrix Man: 2001
npamusic - 3/13/2014, 10:11 AM
Y E S
GL - 3/13/2014, 10:11 AM
Sweeeet
TheClemster - 3/13/2014, 10:13 AM
@ SUPERCAT

That's it I know name you

King of The Gifs

@Rulk has some level too :)
Tao1 - 3/13/2014, 10:16 AM
Finally.. the bridge between asgard tech and man kinds understanding of it can be explained and tny can get a technological boost with the added benefit of ant man and tony making a thor clone
BarackObama - 3/13/2014, 10:17 AM
So he uses quantum physics instead of supernatural magic like in the comics? Really??? I HATE all this "grounded/realistic" crap Marvel keeps doing. He's the Sorcerer Supreme! Let him use magic or don't have a Dr. Strange movie at all.

If they think audiences won't respond well to a plot about magic in the real world, well, they certainly liked the Harry Potter movies!

Seriously, I think the only good movies Marvel is making right now are Winter Soldier and Avengers 2. Marvel Studios has really fallen.

They were so good with movies like Iron Man and Captain America, but ever since Iron Man 3, they've somehow managed to cliche themselves. GotG = Thor 2. Just dumb 1 liners that aren't funny and bastardization of the characters. I want movies like Iron Man 1, it had some humor, but was serious when it needed to be. Thor 2 never was serious the entire movie, and Dr. Strange sounds just the same.

F*** you Marvel, you don't understand why your first movies were so much more popular then your newer ones. I'm not talking about how much $$$ they made, I'm talking about do people really really like them, the way they liked Iron Man 1 and Avengers. And no, they don't. Stuff like Thor 2 is a one time in a lifetime watch. Never again.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/13/2014, 10:20 AM
I debated with somebody about the directors up for Dr. Strange and that person said we need a drama director for this and I said a head trip director (not in those words, kinda similar to feiges words) and feige comes out and says this.

“Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.”


EXACTLY!!!! THANK THE HIGH HEAVENS FOR MR. FEIGE. THE MCU IS IN GREAT HANDS.
BatManiac - 3/13/2014, 10:20 AM
Yes! Kevin Fiege has the right idea!

This is how I always imagined the way you'd approach magic in the a grounded fashion. You know, take Dr. Manhattan for example. If you just saw him, and didn't know a thing about him, you'd think he was magic.

I'm glad they're sticking to what they established in Thor. Magic is science humans don't understand or can't comprehend, but to somebody that can, magic and science is one in the same thing.
MercwithMouth - 3/13/2014, 10:21 AM
@Hype

...Just...No...
Shroombeast - 3/13/2014, 10:21 AM
Marvel needs to let magic be magic and stop trying so hard to explain it. That's why it's 'magic'...
KaneVonDoom - 3/13/2014, 10:23 AM
@BarackObama

Most every Magical philosophy throughout history has referred to the quantum field & subtle forces and none of them accept Magic as "supernatural". Can you elaborate what your gripes are?
Starfox - 3/13/2014, 10:23 AM
MercwithMouth - 3/13/2014, 10:23 AM
@Barack

Why you so mad? Did you lose an election?
MercwithMouth - 3/13/2014, 10:24 AM
And Starfox now wins the gif battle.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/13/2014, 10:24 AM
@B.O. explaining supernatural magic and sometimes not having an answer for it like feige said is awsome, cool, intriguing, and brilliant. Science and the cosmos are the most interesting thing this planet has besides faith. This is good stuff I'm hearing and expanding things from the comics from people who know the comics is a win win situation. Stop it man.
BatManiac - 3/13/2014, 10:24 AM
As humans, we know very little about the Universe. History has proven when we encounter something that we do not understand, we presume it's magic. Magic is a human term to describe the supernatural. 500 years ago, a television would be considered supernatural by folk of that era, but we know it isn't.
MarvelSquadie - 3/13/2014, 10:25 AM
Luke Evans for Dr. Strange!
MercwithMouth - 3/13/2014, 10:25 AM
I love that, wants serious movies, and names Avengers as an example...
Nomis - 3/13/2014, 10:25 AM
@ Starfox - LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MercwithMouth - 3/13/2014, 10:26 AM
@Marvel

Yes. Luke would be great.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/13/2014, 10:27 AM
@shroombeast said "let magic be magic" like every other magical movie?!? This is a different angle that has not been done with magic in films. This is great. Get your Shit together. ;)
dethpillow - 3/13/2014, 10:27 AM
thank god for this Feige over here... perfect way to characterize what it needs to be.

wow. goaddamit, Feige, you're a sly one.

Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/Matrix. rad.

i could do without the quantum nonsense and stuff. i guess that's what happens tho when Feiges get drunk, they just saying embarrassing junk like that. but he sure did make up for it. indeed.

anyways, there's already magic in the MCU. just cuz you call something technology doesn't make it "not magic". those are all words from dictionaries.
everything i just said i mean. all of them are words that people made up and put in a dictionary.

that's weird tho, i guess all words are just from a dictionary, aren't they? even if they aren't in there yet.
wow trip out. i wonder what that means?

odins a god. cuz god's a word in the dictionary. but if you're thor, guess what? he's your father. Asgardians are aliens. but guess what? not if you're an Asgardian.

the other day i went to Paris and i'm looking around and thinking... wow this would be a great city if it wasn't for all the goddam foreigners running around yammering in their gibberish French "language" that no one understands.
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