Fifteen minutes of footage from Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” screened at IMAX cinemas last night, teasing the movies trippy visuals, wealth of casting and potentially hinting at a certain extra-dimensional villain. Scott Derrickson refused to confirm or deny who that antagonist was, telling Cinema Blend: “I will not tell you, everything you have is what you have seen.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige also wouldn’t discuss that but was happy to talk about two further off projects in development at the studio – “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel”. He says though various film franchises are essentially trying to avoid an origin story these days (ala the new Batman, Spider-Man), the Brie Larson-led female superhero film will be very much in that wheelhouse:
“[Black] Panther is not really an origin story, since we saw him already in Civil War. But his standalone certainly introduces you to 99% of his world that you never saw. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin. It’s an origin story from the start.
Civil War was a jumping off point for the Black Panther character. It’s not necessarily an origin story because he remains a mystery through most of the movie. When I take the mask off and it’s revealed that it’s the Prince of Wakanda, that’s the guy whose father was just killed – it’s a surprise […] So then, you’re learning – as you watch the movie – what his powers are, because you’re not sure. He remains a mystery through most of the movie.”
“Black Panther” opens early 2018, while “Captain Marvel” is set for an early 2019 release.