Kevin Feige Teases How ‘Phase Two’ Will Build Up To THE AVENGERS Sequel

Kevin Feige Teases How ‘Phase Two’ Will Build Up To THE AVENGERS Sequel

Teasing that there already seven things worth anticipating about the 2015 film, based on Joss Whedon's first outline, producer Kevin Feige talks about Phase Two's road to The Avengers sequel. Check it out!

Amid his lengthy Iron Man 3 talk with MTV News, Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, offered an encouraging update for the anticipated reassembly of The Avengers. He explains how the Shane Black-directed threequel will start laying the groundwork for the 2015 Joss Whedon-helmed sequel.

“It's still early days, but I told [Joss Whedon] after reading the first sketch outline he delivered — and there's a lot of work still to do, he has to sit down and turn this into a movie — but there are already seven things in there that are worth the price of admission alone.” Evidently unable to reveal them, Feige says those seven elements wouldn't be understood until the first forthcoming Phase Two movies are released. “I would say that the exercise of [Iron Man 3] is very much standalone, more so than any 'Iron Man' film since the first one. But because we are in Phase Two and we're heading towards another 'Avengers' movie, there's certainly a road that's being paved — you just might not notice it,” Feige said of how many ‘Avengers’ nods we'll see in the first Phase Two entry. “While you're driving on the road, not knowing where it's going, you might not realize that there are road signs and signals and lane changes that we're setting up now — they might not be readily apparent the first time you see the movie.” Regarding how Iron Man 3 will go about setting up The Avengers sequel, Feige adds, “In this one, it has less to do with any sort of larger S.H.I.E.L.D. or cosmic overlay, but much more about Tony, his frame of mind, his viewpoint and the things he wants to pursue.” About the overall Phase Two expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige eagerly admits that, “It's pretty exciting to be this early out and already have things that I could pitch you on in a room — if you weren't a journalist who was going to print all of this — and you would go, ‘Oh my god, that's going to be awesome.’”

Marvel Studios already describes their highly-anticipated sequel to the No. 3 highest grossing film of all time, “Marvel's The Avengers,” as another “big cinematic event.” And expected to feature the reassembly of iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow & Nick Fury taking on a new unexpected enemy, new additions to the superhero team up of a lifetime are possible. Expecting reprisals from Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” sequel is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. And set for release May 1, 2015, the film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to the sequel, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!

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TayDee - 1/24/2013, 12:21 PM
Can't wait. I hope we get another trailer with all new footage.
StrangerX - 1/24/2013, 12:24 PM
Im guessing for Avengers II we will most likely see each of our heroes go toe to toe with a main villain, and Phase III will finally bring the cosmic aspect.
Jollem - 1/24/2013, 12:29 PM

Happy11 - 1/24/2013, 12:40 PM
No shield,fury or cameos leave that for the last couple of films, thats what was wrong with IM2 it was just a set up for the avengers and badly set up at that.
blvdnoise - 1/24/2013, 12:41 PM
Always with the teasing..
caveman - 1/24/2013, 12:50 PM
DarthTesla - 1/24/2013, 12:52 PM
Are the "7 things" maybe the cast members?
MrReese - 1/24/2013, 12:54 PM
Bring on phase 2!! IM3 should be the best outta the 3 or at least that's what I'm predicting.Although I'm looking forward 2 Thor more.A Dr.Strange cameo/tease would be nice also. XD
silverdog - 1/24/2013, 12:56 PM
hope two of those " seven things " are hank pym and janet van dyne
Jollem - 1/24/2013, 1:00 PM
i count 8

Durf - 1/24/2013, 1:03 PM
Sounds promising for sure. Can't wait for Phase 2!
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/24/2013, 1:05 PM
0.0 cameron diaz has no ass?
Jollem - 1/24/2013, 1:08 PM
@TheManInTheColdSweat - i wouldn't say that. she does just fine for a white girl :)
Marqy - 1/24/2013, 1:10 PM
2nd trailer .. NOW ! i need my fix
WebslingerX - 1/24/2013, 1:11 PM
Phase One: Avengers Assemble. Phase two: Masters of ''Evil'' come together.

1: The Mandarin
2: Crossbones
3: Malekith the Accursed
4: maybe Abomination
5: Return of The Red Skull
6: Thanos

7: maybe the new Avenger member

Phase Three: Build up to A Civil War Avengers Film with Disney/Marvel doing deals with Fox and Sony to get cameos from Spidey/Fantastic 4 and X-men(A fan boy can dream lol)
beane2099 - 1/24/2013, 1:15 PM
I'm starting my own rumor right here folks. Beloved character, Stingray will be suiting up to join the Avengers in 2015. And he will be played by Jaleel White. Pass it on.
JoeMomma29 - 1/24/2013, 1:16 PM
That is one nasty Butterfly!!!! Cannot stop looking though!
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/24/2013, 1:16 PM

lol right you are ^_^
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/24/2013, 1:17 PM

madre de dios!!!
Marqy - 1/24/2013, 1:20 PM
This will be the ultimate Iron Man movie ... I mean ...

Iron freakin Patriot
Radioactive Man
Tony operating 40 freakin suits at once
47 suits !
Sentient armor
and maybe even Rescue

I mean .. this is as most Ironman-y as you can get :)
marvel72 - 1/24/2013, 1:23 PM
ultron,kang & the masters of evil must show up at some point in the next two avengers movies.
Marqy - 1/24/2013, 1:29 PM
You gotta love some of these rumors .. some are known:

Fin Fang Foom will make an appearance, voiced by Bill Nighy.

Ultimo will make an appearance as a minion of the Mandarin.

We will learn that Roxxon Oil was behind the deaths of Howard and Maria Stark; as in the comics. In the comics, Roxxon later fell under the ownership of Aleksander Lukin, the master of The Winter Soldier; leading some to speculate if there will be post credits setup for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Anton Vanko's legacy will be expanded. It will be revealed he learned of the Cosmic Cube through his partnership with Howard Stark; and sold him out to his Russian Comrades. Thus, it will be revealed the Winter Soldier was responsible for Howard Stark's death.

The destruction of Tony's Malibu mansion as seen in the trailer implies that he will now reside in New York, presumably Stark Tower.

Black Panther might show up in the film.

DEBUNKED:Ghost could be the villian. [1]

Sub-Mariner will appear as a possible villian. [2]

The Nanobots will be the villians of the film. [3]

Pepper will become Rescue. [4][5]

Justin Hammer might come back.

CONFIRMED: S.H.I.E.L.D. will not appear in the film.

Ant Man could be introduced in the film, setting up his solo film.

Aldrich Killian is rumored to become Technovore because of his plan to create nanobot soldiers.

The Mandarin will possibly use the name Gene Khan.

Chen Lu will not be referred to as Radioactive Man.

Mandarin will be the main antagonist, not the behind the scenes villain we've previously been thought to believe.

Tony and Rhodey will battle each other in the film.

Sal Kenndey will be a general in the film.

The Mandarin will have his own armor.

Stark will control 40 Iron Man armors. Also this could have been a misunderstanding. Tony Could have been asking "What Happen to mark 4 through 7." and not "What happen to mark 47"

Chen Lu will work with The Mandarin.

The scene on the trailer where Tony was in a operation room is when the Extremis virus will be implanted on his body.

Tony Stark will have more of a dark side.

All of Iron Man armors will face The Mandarin army.

Iron Man will have a battle scene with The Mandarin.

Due to Aldrich Killian kissing Pepper on the cheek in the trailer, he may keep Pepper alive just to her his future wife, and leave Tony for dead.

Aldrich Killian will be basically be an unwilling pawn of The Mandarin's.

Iron Man 3 will feature a mid credits scene AND a post credits scene.

A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) is set to play a major role in the film, persumably involving the Extremis virus.
DioFoRio - 1/24/2013, 1:34 PM
damn I'm excited.

@yoss...third pic..wowzas! Is that ass pS'd?

p.s. favorite comment on here evah!!

ALSO I CANT WAIT FOR STAR TREK ITS GONNA BE ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES WHEN IT COME OUT SPOCK WE LOVE YOU!"- this dude assumes we all hang out on our spare time..AND loves yelling at imaginary characters...gotta love his dedication to screaming
DioFoRio - 1/24/2013, 1:38 PM
so that wardell guy hasn't posted any more shit since someone called him out..
themcdougalbugle - 1/24/2013, 1:38 PM
No one cares about superhero people in tights ripped from old color books, just bring on Star Wars Episode VII!!!!!!!!
BANEofExistence - 1/24/2013, 1:50 PM
I'd say this film is more of a solo film since th first one!" well no shit, iron man 2 was an avengers prequel and that's the only iron man films we have received... So what u mean is, its not shitty iron man 2...
TheAbomination - 1/24/2013, 1:54 PM
PHASE 2 STARTS IN 14 WEEKS, BITCHES!!! (and yes; I'm starting to countdown weeks now...)
ManofSteel23 - 1/24/2013, 2:00 PM

iron man 1,2,3
Cap 1,2,3
Thor 1,2,3
Hulk 1,2?
Avengers 1,2,3
Guardians of the galaxy 1,2?,3?
GodzillaKart - 1/24/2013, 2:04 PM
Cannot wait.
MisterMagurlypse - 1/24/2013, 2:10 PM
Gimme more Feige, damn it! The horror of waiting. How can someone say so much, yet say nothing at all.
genesis609 - 1/24/2013, 2:16 PM







FrenzyFreak - 1/24/2013, 2:21 PM
I think A2 will be a hybrid of many different story lines but I think the villains will be the masters of evil and thanos. I think A3 will be a massive storyline like maybe have Ultron summon the Skrulls for a secret invasion but at this point it's all purely speculation.
AmazingFantasy - 1/24/2013, 2:40 PM
Keen af
superherofan21 - 1/24/2013, 2:47 PM
You forgot Mandarin, Winter Soldier, Justin Hammer and Crimson Dynamo. Hammer was alive at the end of IM2. Maybe Mandarin (or someone) breaks him out and has him develop the Crimson Dynamo armor.
Hulkson - 1/24/2013, 3:21 PM
6 Gems + 1 Gauntlet = 7 awesome things. :)
ATrueHero1987 - 1/24/2013, 3:34 PM
@KamenRiderJ22 who is THAT?!
kemuael - 1/24/2013, 3:40 PM
ATrueHero1987 - 1/24/2013, 3:52 PM
I would really like to see Kang.
SpideyQuad - 1/24/2013, 3:52 PM
I want the abomination and more like the comic book look… Make it so Josh
Maximus101 - 1/24/2013, 4:00 PM
I'm super excited about iron man 3 but I doubt it will be as epic as the first. Could care less about captain gayica though but Thor I enjoyed and look forward to this year as well.
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