DOCTOR STRANGE Set for July 8, 2016

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The Doctor, is in. Or he will be, in a few years time. Doctor Strange just got dated, so open up your date book and mark July 8 as the date to save.

Part of the Phase 3 line-up for Marvel, Doctor Strange will follow on after the events of Ant-Man on July 17, 2015 and Captain America 3 on May 6 2016. Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 will arrive in its wake, on July 28 2017. That leaves just one film between Captain America 3 and GOTG 2, for the May 5 2017 date that Marvel has bookmarked.

According to Screen Daily, Marvel is in “advanced negotiations” with the U.K.’s Pinewood-Shepperton Studio to shoot the film at those iconic sets in late 2014/early 2015. Marvel has shot a number of their films lately at the Shepperton studios, movies such as Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World and Guardians Of The Galaxy. Pinewood however, is a rather large lot with which to shoot films on, so expect a big budget for the Scott Derrickson Doctor Strange flick then.

If you’re wondering who this Doctor is, all you have to know is that Doctor Strange is a “former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme – the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.” This is a character who represents a major departure from the usual Marvel hero. On a strict power level scale, the good Doctor may just be one of the most powerful characters in existence, as he battles all manner of foes.

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Marvel has discussed translating the character to their cinematic universe, potentially teasing powers that make use of quantum science, because that stuff is trippy enough as it is. With a release date in place, a director ready and a place to shoot, the only thing missing from this mystic movie is a leading man.

Last Updated: September 18, 2014

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