Marvel maestro Kevin Feige holds the keys to the Marvel Cinematic Universe–and the hopes and dreams of millions–in his hands. So when he speaks people pay careful attention. Besides revealing that Marvel will amp production of its Cinematic Universe entries from two a year to three, Feige talked about some specific characters and arcs at Comic Con, according to Comic Book Resources. After assessing what the future might hold for the likes of Ultron and Thanos, Feige got pretty excited about Dr. Strange, which he called a “classic Marvel origin story, because he’s got one of the best origins ever.”
We don’t yet know who will play Dr. Strange–there’s been all kinds of speculation–but Feige knows it’s gonna be trippy. “We like the idea of playing with alternate dimensions,” he said, “and Strange, in the very sort of Ditko, crazy sort of acid trip way, traveling to different dimensions and traveling through other realms is something that we think is very, very cool. Playing with the perception of reality. I just watched the Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos series, which is amazing, and it may as well be an acid trip. It may as well be Doctor Strange. It is mind-bending, and it’s all based in physics and based in quantum mechanics.” Timothy Leary, Einstein and Carl Sagan all, apparently, would have loved this new Dr. Strange.