"Whether that's one of the movies we announce for 2016 or 2017, we have to see," said Marvel's Kevin Feige

Marvel confirms Doctor Strange movie is in ‘active development’

Marvel’s president of production Kevin Feige has confirmed to Movies.com that a Doctor Strange movie is currently in ‘active development’.

When quizzed on the issue during an interview on Thor: The Dark World, Feige stated the studio wouldn’t reveal when it will land in cinemas until mid-2014.

"Doc Strange, as I’ve been saying for years, is a movie I believe we should make," said Feige.

"We’re just figuring out how to make it a great movie. It is in active development right now.

"Whether that’s one of the movies we announce for 2016 or 2017, we have to see. I think it’ll be the middle of next year before we announce officially what the post-Ant-Man films will be. 

Doctor Strange is expected to feature as part of Marvel’s Phase 3, which currently includes Ant-Man in 2016 and it may form one of the yet-not-announced films landing in summer 2016 and summer 2017.

In Marvel comics, Stephen Strange is a former neurosurgeon, who had to leave the profession after a car accident damaged his hands. In his most desperate moment, he meets the mysterious Ancient One, who helps transform Strange into a powerful practicing sorcerer.

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