With Thanos still reigning supreme, the saga is transitioning into Ant-Man next week but an announcement for further into the film future shows Dr. Strange will be coming back to the silver screen in a solo film.
CinemaBlend breaks the news after sitting with Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, to discuss the release of Ant-Man and The Wasp on July 7 before letting us know what will be next for Stephen Strange. Fiege detailed the reason that Marvel Studios is releasing three films a year, which continues the stories that fans are invested in and enabling the flexibility to bring heroes across the film.
‘Sometimes it’s where do those characters pop up? [Doctor] Strange, you know, whenever we do another Strange one, which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he’s a very big part of [Avengers:] Infinity War,” Feige explained. “So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things.”
The quote provides a confirmation for fans of Stephen Strange but leaves a little haze in the time frame that we will receive the effort. Currently, Phase Four of the MCU has Spider-Man: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, hopefully, Doctor Strange 2 lands a spot in that Phase.