Marvel Studios already has a full slate of movies headed our way, but Kevin Feige is always ready to talk about the future.
This year at Comic-Con, the studio president and his crew wowed a Hall H crowd with teaser footage from this fall's Thor: The Dark World, next spring's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and next summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, along with a title teaser for the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. But there are still pleny of unanswered questions in the years ahead for Marvel (at least, as far as the fans are concerned), and though Feige's been known to drop a tidbit or two now and then, he continued to play many of his secrets very close to the vest at Comic-Con. For instance, here's what he told the Huffington Post's Mike Ryan about the still-developing rumor that Vin Diesel is gearing up for a role in a Marvel movie:
"Well, here's what I will tell you about Vin. And I'll be very honest with you. We did a press day on the Captain America set last week or something. The very first question was, 'So how did the meeting with Vin Diesel go?' I went, 'Here's the funny thing, it hasn't happened yet. It happens at 3 p.m. today.' And they went, 'Oh, really?' And it did, and he came by and met. So I'll say two things: One, there's nothing to announce with Vin. Vin is an amazing guy and an amazing personality."
That's not much of an answer, but it seems there's still hope for Diesel on the Marvel horizon, even if Marvel Studios hasn't made up its mind yet. Then Feige was asked about how Quicksilver, who's been confirmed for both Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, can walk the line between two film studios. Though we've already been assured that the contracts will work out, Feige didn't mind going into a bit more detail about that.
"It's evolved over the years. They (the contracts) have gotten much more specific over the years as Marvel and Fox and Sony hone down --- and, certainly, when Marvel began making our own movies, the other studios went, 'Wait a minute. Who has what?' And we started being very specific about hundreds and hundreds of characters and where they belong. Quicksilver is one of those characters -- and there are only a handful of them that have a legitimate claim to multiple comic families. And that's how they end up on a non-exclusive list."
And then there's the fact that Marvel made no new movie announcements at Comic-Con this year, despite ever-swirling rumors of solo films for characters like Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Luke Cage. When asked directly about Strange, Feige praised the character, and, though he gave a very clear picture of where the Doctor fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he didn't say anything concrete about a film.
"Two things. One, he is a great individual singular character. He's got a great personality. He's got a great origin story. And he's very, very different than any of our other characters. And, you know, we could find a great, great actor to bring that role to life. And a lot of people have been calling us, for years, about that. And he is a section of the Marvel universe -- like Guardians, is cosmic, and Thor and The Avengers sort of tease into that cosmic realm. He deals with other dimensions, and he deals with the supernatural side of the Marvel universe -- which is extensive. And which we haven't dealt with at all in the Marvel cinematic universe. And arguably only in Blade -- and Ghost Rider, I guess -- touched on some of that stuff. So, to me, Doctor Strange is an in to a whole other corner of the Marvel universe that we haven't brought to life in movies yet."
Well, at least he said "yet" ...
So, though we all know that Marvel's cooking up big stuff for films beyond 2015, Feige still isn't telling us too much about what they are. We know for sure we're getting three sequels, plus Guardians and Ant-Man in the next few years, but the rest is still hidden. What do you think? If you had your pick of any Marvel flick to see after Avengers: Age of Ultron, what would it be?
(Via Huffington Post)