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Feige Talks Marvel Future

Marvel's Kevin Feige Confirms Thor Sequels

By Jarrod Sarafin     April 20, 2011
Source: IGN Movies

THOR: Kevin Feige and Kenneth Branagh
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With Thor and Captain America set to strike theaters in the rapidly-approaching summer season, the writing has been on the wall that genre fans should be expecting sequel developments to be heating up at Marvel Studios. In some cases, it happens before the film hits with the Captain America writing team Stephen McNeely and Christopher Marcus having already been commissioned to pen a sequel to the adventure that will center on the character after his appearance in Joss Whedon's 2012's The Avengers.

IGN Movies reports that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige makes no effort to hide that sequels are planned for this summer's tentpoles along with confirming once again that they'd like to see standalone films for Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye and the S.H.I.E.L.D organization.

"Thor will go off into a new adventure," says Feige, "and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own. We hope that holds true for the characters appearing in that film — Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the spy organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. — all of whom are more than worthy and capable of carrying their own films. And, we've got a lot of other characters we're prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe. There are many, many stories to be mined."

Feige confirms that a lot of the characters' stories and potential scripts hinges on The Avengers, which flies into theaters next summer.

"X-Men was the dawn of the new Marvel cinematic age," said Feige. "Iron Man was the dawn of the Marvel Studios age and the establishment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the beginning of that continuity. The Avengers is the next big step. Once all these characters come together, it's the culmination of all that has come before. It launches a new era and a new time in the history of our films. Not only will it be the first film that our new home studio, Disney, will be distributing, but it will also renew each of these characters and launch them into their own franchises, starting with the second film to be released by Disney, Iron Man 3."

Fans will be able to check out the rest of the Feige interview in the upcoming issue of Disney's D23 magazine, which hits stands May 3.

Thanks to cartersvillevol for the submission.


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lusiphur 4/20/2011 6:53:33 AM

 Hmmm ... interesting.  

"And, we've got a lot of other characters we're prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe."

Martial Arts = Iron Fist, Daughters of the Dragon or Shang-Chi.

Cosmic Space Fantasies = Nova (Corps), the Shi-Ar, the Kree (and Captain Marvel), the Skrulls and a plethora more.  Ohhh ... Thanos.  <giggles>

Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe = for this I do not wish to wait.  Fast track this for me and I will be forever indebted to you, oh great Marvel.

Sounds like great things on the horizon for Marvel. 

DarthRaider 4/20/2011 7:08:07 AM

what about an x-men avengers crossover movie,or even a fantastic four avengrs crossover?

Wiseguy 4/20/2011 7:14:26 AM

I'm an admitted Marvel zombie but the magic portion of the universe is the one I'm least interested in, not disineterested though.

I've been reading lots of rumors that the skrulls will be in the Avengers, rumors mind you but I wouldn't be surprised at all. I mean that's the sort of threat needed for an Avengers team up

I would love to see Moon Knight get his due, even if it's just a tv show.

Maybe they can branch off Hawkeye and then launch the Thunderbolts from there. One of the more interesting groups in all of Marvel

Does that statement at then end mean that there aren't any plans for an Avengers sequel?

jfdavis 4/20/2011 7:45:18 AM

Honestly, Avengers may work best as a one off but we'll see.  

To do a Thunderbolts movie right, it may be best to introduce the Masters of Evil first which means another Avenger movie.  If Baron Zemo is indeeed the CAP 2 villain, work off of that...

DarthRaider 4/20/2011 8:06:07 AM

hulk vs wolverine would be a great movie!

...and whats with all this priest crap on this website?

Batmite 4/20/2011 8:48:35 AM

Let's get another Hulk movie.  Sub-mariner has tremendous potetnial with how they can do underwater effects, now.  Hulk vs. Sub-mariner?  Way cool.

Love to see the FF in the Negative Zone.

How about a Marvel/DC crossover:  Darevil and Batman?

violator14 4/20/2011 8:53:30 AM

haha.. I love it! Even though the marvel universe is full of fictional entities, it will still be funny to see the reactions of someone like Iron Man who will be introduced to all these things.

"What?!?! there is such thing as magic??!!........ wait what?!?! There are Norse Gods who live in other dimensions?!?!..........omg! there are aliens coming to invade us!?!?!?................hold up... did u just say u fought in World War 2!??!?!"


Rockhead 4/20/2011 8:56:04 AM

@DarthRaider - You will never see X-men/Avengers or Hulk/Wolverine until Marvel regains their movie rights. The reason Marvel can have Iron Man and the Hulk and Thor and Captain America crossover, is because they have the film rights to create movies on those characters.

Marvel sold the rights to the following: X-men, Spider-man, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Elektra, Wolverine, Deadpool, Blade... I think that's all of them... They did that to get exposure for their characters since they were unable to produce a movie on their own. They used the funds raised with the licensed characters to finance the creation of their own Movie studio.

sooo.. as long as the movies produced by other studios continue to do well. (great box office receipts and dvd/blu-ray sells) Don't expect those studios to relinquish their hold on the characters. Soooo.... until those movies bomb at the box office, the other studios, (Sony, Fox..etc.) will hang on to the rights to those characters for as long as possible.

I have a page on facebook where I'm trying to spread the word. I'd post the link but everytime I do it seems the powers that be block it from being posted. Sooo just go to facebook and look for "Help Marvel Regain their movie rights" and see what you find.

Wiseguy 4/20/2011 9:29:53 AM

@Rockhead, I'm sure part of Marvel's plan when they sold the movie rights was for greater exposure since at the time they had no plans of developing an in-house studio or thought they'd be bought out by Disney. But the main reason was that they were cash strapped, at the time they were just coming out of bankruptcy and needed cash

Punisher, Hulk and IronMan's rights were also sold but  all reverted back to Marvel obviously. The only one in question is NAMOR, Universal had the rights as of 2009 as far as I know. There's been rumor and speculation that they expired and reverted back to Marvel but no one has come out and made it clear

dojen1 4/20/2011 9:34:22 AM

mmm. Doctor Strange... Right now I could SO see Leo Dicaprio playing the Master of the Mystic Arts. Discuss...

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