[Movies] Kevin Feige Confirms Doctor Strange, Talks Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Reaction
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.25.2014
Marvel Studios CEO says Johnny Depp isn't in the mix...
Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige recently spoke with IGN about a variety of topics. Check out the highlights:
On the report that they're meeting with directors for Doctor Strange: "Well, that article was true that we're meeting a lot of people now. That article was not true about who we're meeting or what level anybody is. But we're actively looking."
On whether they're looking at people who have experience beyond just the fantasy realm: "Of course, of course. We always look at a wide range of people with a wide range of backgrounds. There's only one criteria: do something that we think is really cool. [Laughs] That's about it."
On rumors of Johnny Depp being approached for the film: "No, no. When you have a project that's been around as long as Doctor Strange, there is sometimes, "Oh, I've met with Stan about this! Or I did that!" So Strange is one of those projects that predates me by a long shot. Obviously, the character does, but even in its cinematic brewing. So there's a lot of things that have happened before me, and I've been here 14 years. So that's a long time ago. I don't know if that happened then."
On whether they're looking for a big name for the role: "You know, I would say that we're pretty transparent, right? Doctor Strange would be our -- well, depending on when we make it, it could be our 13th, 14th, 15th movie, right? I think if you're looking to track our decision-making and how we've done things, we have a pretty wide track record now where you can sort of see. So, no, a movie star is not required, but that doesn't mean a movie star wouldn't be great. It just depends."
On the positive reaction to the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer: "Well, I was very pleased with it, because it's still early days for us, as the movie is coalescing and formulating itself in the cutting room, but there are a few things that we would be locked into: the cast, their looks, our use of music and our very unique tone. The fact that that's what that teaser is about and that's what people are embracing, there are a lot of happy people in the offices, that people are into this."
On if they're hands-on with the X-Men films: "There are some contractual requirements on both ends, but it's minimal."
On when we might see casting for the Marvel Netflix series: "That's a good question, and Jeph Loeb and the TV group would better answer that. I'm actually sure when that would be."
On whether we'll see Phase Three announcements at Comic-Con: "You know, Comic-Con always comes together, and we do the best we can with what we've got at the time. So it remains to be seen what we'll have between now and two weeks before Comic-Con."