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Fans have gotten super-science in "Iron Man", "Captain America" and "Hulk," they have explored alien worlds and dimensions in "Thor" and will again in "The Guardians of the Galaxy." Now, it's time for some magic. With Robert Downey Jr. stepping away from "Iron Man" solo films for the time being, Marvel needs a new character to focus on, one who could work as a story catalyst for the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that is Stephen Strange. Like Stark, Strange was an arrogant man who experienced a great fall which led him to become a hero, albeit a magic-based one. And it's this difference that opens the character -- and Marvel -- up to countless new story opportunities, from an invasion of the Dark Dimension to a possible visit to the realm of Nightmare or even something a little more in the traditional horror movie vein. Strange comes with his own awesome supporting cast: His love Clea, his master the Ancient One, his rival Baron Mordo and his confidant Wong. If played right, the character could be the cornerstone to an entirely self-sufficient franchise house in the Marvel Cinematic U.