As we’ve seen in the past, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ director Alan Taylor hasn’t exactly been holding back any of his thoughts when it comes to his creative process on his upcoming film and his collaboration with Marvel. But now, his candidness may have spoiled something that isn’t exactly ready to be talked about yet.
While speaking to The Telegraph, Taylor discussed some heroes besides Thor that he wouldn’t mind taking on. His answer may have been an assumption of what’s coming or it was indeed slip of the tongue revealing what the House of Ideas is currently lining up in the pipeline post-Phase Two:
“I do like the weirder ones. What’s cool about them is they can now start exploring the weirder ones because they had so much success with the mainstream ones. So ‘Ant-Man’ is coming along, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, you know a raccoon is one of the main characters and that’s nuts. And then ‘Doctor Strange’. They’ve got lots of places to go”.
Of course, we already know that Edgar Wright and James Gunn are hard at work on their respective Marvel films, but nothing has been formally announced in regards to the Sorcerer Supreme just yet. Previously, both Stan Lee and Kevin Feige have both mentioned Doctor Strange in conversations about Phase Three, but they were far from an official confirmation that he’s on the schedule for sure. However, the rumor going around is that Strange will be a new Tony Stark of sorts and serve as the hub of the Marvel Universe films after ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’, so we’ll see what actually comes of the good doctor and his alleged journey to the big screen.
Do you think that Alan Taylor just assumed that ‘Doctor Strange’ is coming up based on previous reports or does he know something that we don’t? If it’s the latter, do you think that he got in trouble for mentioning it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘Thor: The Dark World’ starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, and Anthony Hopkins hits theaters on November 8, 2013.