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Daredevil, Punisher, Doctor Strange Updates

By Garth Franklin Monday October 21st 2013 01:16PM

Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has been doing press for "Thor: The Dark World" in the UK recently and was asked about the status of two film franchises whose rights were recently returned to them - "Daredevil" and "The Punisher".

He tells Bleeding Cool:

"We're trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. Once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don't want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time."

Feige wouldn't confirm if the "Doctor Strange" film would be a part of Marvel's Phase Three plans, telling Movies.com:

"Doc Strange, as I've been saying for years, is a movie I believe we should make -- 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."

As for a solo standalone female hero movie?

"I don't know what they're doing or what they're planning. I know we have numerous exciting female heroes, whether none of them are currently slated, some of them are in development.

In terms of a solo standalone female hero, I'm not sure when that will be. We make two movies a year, we've planned through 2015 and we have some ideas of what we're doing in 2016 and 2017, so we'll see what happens."

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