Marvel Movie Release Dates: Deadpool With Ryan Reynolds Is Happening, Dr. Strange Announced
Two Marvel characters of varying iconicity (you may choose yourself which one is the greater) have been officially given cinematic release dates: we know now when Dr. Strange and Deadpool will be hitting theaters.
Dr. Strange, the second new superhero introduced after Ant-Man in Marvel's Phase 3, will be coming to theaters on July 8, 2016. Doctor Strange will be the tale of Stephen Strange, a character already mentioned in passing in the Captain America sequel Winter Soldier as a notable threat to Hydra. Strange used to be a cocky neurosurgeon whose hands got disfigured in a car accident who then wanders the Earth until he finds the Ancient One, a not-young mystic who teaches him to become a PhD in witch doctoring rather than the regular kind. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has already said this will not be a straight origin movie, so we're in the dark on this one.
Deadpool, the story of the merc with a mouth called Wade Wilson (played by Ryan Reynolds), will see release on February 12, 2016. Tim Miller of Blur Studios (who also made that Reynolds-voiced Deadpool short the internet went gaga over last comic con) will be directing, with a script from Zombieland's Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It'll be interesting to see if the movie completely ignores the character's hilariously ill-advised treatment from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and use X-Men: Days Of Future Past's continuity re-shuffling as a means to not have Deadpool be a mute with Baraka style armblades.
If you're unsure of director Tim Miller, he made this animated sci-fi short, which is pretty cool - check it out!