Marvel boss Kevin Feige, in his discussion with Cinema Blend, revealed the connection between Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man” and "Doctor Strange," the coming Benedict Cumberbatch film. Reportedly the common thread is the quantum realm.
“If you look up the study of quantum mechanics, when you get down that small, as Hank Pym says, space-time is meaningless, and there’s a lot of that stuff that applies to Doctor Strange. So this is sort of an appetizer for, ‘If you think this is weird…,” Feige said.
In “Ant-Man”, Pym (Michael Douglas) uses quantum mechanics to create the Ant-Man suit, which helps its user to decrease in size but increase in strength. In the comics, he creates Pym Particles, which gives the subject ability to increase mass. It works by shrinking the matter in an alternate dimension. “Doctor Strange” has been build up on the same idea of alternate dimension.
In the Marvel comics, Doctor Strange encounters Nightmare, who belongs to an alternate dimension. He has also been shown in an alternate future universe where he is no longer the holder of the title Sorcerer Supreme. It is not known what aspect of quantum realm will be used in the film. Scott Derrickson is directing based on screenplay by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. The film will be set in New York City and will show Doctor Strange travelling to the East after his career is destroyed. Tilda Swinton will play the role of Ancient One.
The Oscar winner is excited to play a part in the Marvel film. "I think this particular world that ‘Doctor Strange’ goes into is really, really, really exciting. I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world,” Swinton told Screen Crush. The film opens Oct 28, 2016.