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DOCTOR STRANGE (2016): Kevin Feige Hints Illuminati Members May Appear Later

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Kevin Feige Talks About The Role Of The Illuminati In Future Marvel Films

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige indicated that the Illuminati might play a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Doctor Strange.

With Doctor Strange set to hit theaters in a couple weeks, fans have been pondering about the possibility that the Sorcerer Supreme will be joined by members of the secret society he often works with. Asked about the matter, Feige offered some very interesting information regarding the studio’s plans for them:

What’s fun about the Illuminati,” Feige responded, “is seeing certain characters interact with certain other characters. I don’t know about that particular storyline, but some of those characters we’ll be seeing together onscreen in the next ‘Avengers.’”

The Illuminati debuted in Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven’s “New Avengers” #7 in 2005. A secret society consisting of some of the most powerful Marvel characters, the original Illuminati lineup included Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Namor, the Fantastic Four’s Mr. Fantastic, the X-Men’s Professor Charles Xavier and Black Bolt of the Inhumans. Black Panther was also offered a slot when the group initially formed, but he declined, believing that such a group should not exist.

“We’re taking it one step at a time,” Feige says of Cumberbatch’s next MCU production. “Benedict puts on the cloak once again early next year in ‘Infinity War.’”

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