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Doctor Strange will play a important role in MCU, Marvel Studios president says

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The Benedict Cumberbatch-starring superhero film Doctor Strange isn’t out until next month (Nov. 4, to be precise). But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sees a huge future for Cumberbatch’s surgeon-turned-sorcerer on the big screen. “Doctor Strange plays a very, very important role in the [Marvel] Cinematic Universe going forward,” says Feige. According to the Marvel Studios boss, the character will feature in “many upcoming films, including the next Avengers films.” 

Feige also revealed that his mouth is watering at the prospect of getting Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. — who, of course, plays Tony Stark in the MCU — in the same studio.

“It certainly is,” he says. “We were backstage together at an event, and I don’t know what it was, and it was long before Benedict was officially cast as Doctor Strange — it was something that we were dreaming about at that point. But I remember looking at Robert and Benedict, who of course have both played Sherlock in their highly successful franchises. But I was just sitting there quietly thinking, One day they’re both going to have goatees and be in one of our movies!”

You can see a trailer for Doctor Strange below.

 

EW is offering an advance screening of Doctor Strange on Friday, Oct. 28 at EW PopFest. Tickets are available as a bonus to the first 300 two-day VIP tickets sold, so get clicking for your chance to be one of the first people to see the film before it hits theaters. EW PopFest runs from Oct. 29-30 at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://ewpopfest.com/

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