Stan Lee Announces Upcoming Marvel Movies…Excelsior!!



You have to love Stan “The Man” Lee, he is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING!  In a recent interview at the Savannah Film Fest, not only did he confirm some upcoming Marvel films (more than likely set after “Avengers 2″) as well as some interesting tidbits on the “Ant-Man” film, being released in 2015).

Oh they are all being made into movies! I can tell you there will definitely be a Dr. Strange movie! They are working on Ant-Man, which requires really small cameras! Black Panther is being developed, one of my favorites…the Inhumans…All the hero’s will eventually be made into movies.

So, apparently some films are being developed (The “Dr. Strange” film has been in development for years, with a lot of rights flip flops) The Black Panther and Inhumans announcements makes this fan REALLY excited, but raises many questions.  “Does the Black Panther and Inhumans character rights belong to 20th Century Fox, who owns the rights to MANY Fantastic Four characters?”  With Fox’s upcoming X-Men/FF shared universe, the Inhumans and Black Panther would be EPIC (Especially the Black Panther/Storm relationship).  Hopefully some more news on this to come.

Who would you have play the masked Wakandan?

As for the “Dr. Strange” film, there are a plethora of villains that they could adapt, but I truly am hoping for Baron Mordo or Dormammu.  I know this will be an origin film and if they follow the source material, (even if they modernize it) all should be good.  I hope they choose a director with a strong visual palette ( Guillermo Del Toro) and make the film a true work of art (much like most of the comics).   If they can do that and get a strong actor for Stephen Strange, it could open a new direction for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  For example, I hope now that Marvel has the rights to all of these characters (at least I am almost positive) they could produce another “group” movie with the “Marvel Knights” (Strange, Daredevil, Punisher, Luke Cage/Iron Fist, Black Widow, and Cloak and Dagger) for a dark adult twist to the new wave of the mighty Marvel film universe.

Now this news is exciting and troublesome, exciting in the fact that they are going to make more “second tier” Marvel heroes and give them their own films.  But it is troubling in the fact that they might be trying to do “Too much, Too fast”, but only time will tell, and if Stan Lee has anything to say about it, the best is yet to come

Via : Den of Geek

Author: Lazz82

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  • wolfdaddy21

    I always see Black Panther as an Avengers character

    • Juggernaut

      Absolutely. Along with the few characters like Ant-Man, more than likely Wasp and Falcon who are already announced to be making their way to the Marvel Movie Universe I was hoping to see Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Namor, Vision and possibly Luke CageI introduced in one of the upcoming films between The Avengers and Avengers 2 to have him be part of the next roster.

  • Debo4735

    Jim Caviezel is Dr. Strange; if you don’t believe me go check out a movie called The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 film.

    • wolfdaddy21

      I thought they were still leaning towards Viggo… want a little fun fact about count of monte cristo. Caviezel was being considered for Superman at one point, Henry Cavill who is now playing Superman played Albert in monte Cristo..

      • Juggernaut

        I read somewhere that Viggo may show up in Thor, reportedly as Dr. Strange. However I think that was rumor dispelled.
        Then there was talk of him being in negotiations to play “a character in ONE OF Marvel’s films”. Obviously the possibilities of that statement are endless. He could play anyone from a leading role in a Dr. Strange film to a supporting character similar to Tommy Lee Jones’ performance as Col. Phillips in Captain America: TFA. He could even show up as a villain in one of the franchises offerings! My hope is for Aleksander Lukin in either Captain AMerica: The Winter Soldier or its sequel!!!

        • Lazz82

          Imagine Viggo as Baron Mordo….I would prefer him as Strange…but Mordo would be awesome!

    • Juggernaut

      I agree completely. However, my short list for the Sorcerer Supreme also includdes
      Joseph Fiennes
      Johnny Depp
      Billy Crudupp
      Ethan Hawke
      Viggo Mortensen

    • Juggernaut

      Mathew Goode is also a decent choice for Strange.

  • Rengames

    I once thought a scruffy Keanu Reeves could pull off the look for Strange, but I imagine all would be ruined by his “Whoa…”

  • Lexavi80

    Viggo Mortensen as Dr. Strande, and Djimon Hounsou as the father version of Black Panther. He would step out of the throne, and eventually pass the mantle to his younger son.

    • Juggernaut

      I had Honsou cast as Moses Magnum with Dennis Haysbert as King T’Chaka and relative unknown Matt Ward as prince T’Challa who inherits the throne after his father’s death.