‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier': Did Marvel Tease a Dr. Strange Movie?

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': Did Marvel Tease a Dr. Strange Movie?

Stephen Strange gets a shout out in the comic book movie

“Captain America: The Winter Solider” comes loaded with Easter Eggs, those tantalizing clues that have become staples of the Marvel movies and hint at the sprawling comic book universe beyond the action films’ borders.

One of the most intriguing of these fanboy tidbits hints at a possible Dr. Strange spin-off.

For those who didn't grow up with stacks of dog-eared comic books alongside their bed, Dr. Strange is a sorcerer who wields various mystical objects and sports some colorful facial hair.

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In the film, it's revealed that HYDRA, the terrorist organization that routinely does battle with Captain America, has targeted Stephen Strange as a possible threat. As true comic book fans know, Stephen Strange is the good doctor's alias.

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A spokesman for Marvel did not immediately have comment about plans for a Dr. Strange spin-off movie, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige alluded to a possible stand alone adventure for the magical warrior in a recent interview with Moviefone.

“I do think [Doctor] Strange is one that I certainly think you start off with his own movie,” Feige said. “There's no right way or wrong way necessarily in the big picture, but because he's associated with such a different side of the Marvel Universe, to suddenly have our characters turn a corner and go, ‘Oh, hey, let's go see the Sorcerer Supreme.’ What? What are you talking about?”

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He noted that Marvel is currently meeting with possible directors for a Dr. Strange movie and is in the process of developing a film.

If all goes well that means that the Seven Rings of Raggadorr, the Vapors of Valtorr, the Icy Tendrils of Ikthalon and other Strange spells and conjurings will soon be getting their big screen debuts.

  • BlackPegasus

    Marvel explained away Thor's god status and reduced him into an advance alien with technology. Why bother with introducing Dr. Strange if the Marvel universe is so ” anti-magic?”

    • Chance_X74

      Feige already commented on this not too long ago, and there is a line in the first Thor that already covers this (when he and Jane are talking by the fire) where he says something about “what you call magic, we call science”.

      Two weeks ago, Feige stated: “Are you watching the Cosmos series? That’s magic, [the quantum physics]. It’s unbelievable. If somebody knew how to tap into that stuff, what’s the difference between that and magic?”

      “You don’t get into it in Harry Potter, but if a scientist went to Hogwarts he’d find out how some of that stuff is happening! We’re not going to spend a lot of time on that, but there will be some of that. And particularly for a character like Strange, who goes from a man of science to a man of faith and who traverses both worlds. And sometimes there won’t be an answer! Sometimes he’ll want an answer – ‘How is this happening?!’ – and nothing.”

      • BlackPegasus

        Good observations..

    • zaffudo

      I hear this complaint a lot, and I honestly don't understand it.

      What technology exactly was used by Odin when he took Mjolnir, whispered a couple of words, and then tossed it across the cosmos?

      Just because they showed Asgardians using technology to harness magic and make it easier doesn't change the fact that they have magic.

      • BlackPegasus

        That's fine, but they never acknowledged the existence of “magic” even if technology was being used to control or harness said magic. They simply implied that ancient ignorant humans would view advance tech as “magic” or sorcery.. That scene with Mjolnir was good because it left a door open if they were to need it in future films.

        • http://www.noisetech-software.com/Home.html Steven Noyes

          Actually, Thor mentions Loki dealing in sorcery.

  • Dan Fendel

    The HOary Hordes of HOGGOTH!