Kevin Feige Teases THE AVENGERS 2 Roster Shift & Introducing Magic In DOCTOR STRANGE

Kevin Feige Teases THE AVENGERS 2 Roster Shift & Introducing Magic In DOCTOR STRANGE

Elaborating about director Joss Whedon’s “go deeper, not bigger” comments, Marvel’s President teases how The Avengers 2’s roster will shift, and how they’ll introduce magic in Phase 3 of the MCU.

Marvel Studios pioneer Kevin Feige recently talked extensively with SFX Magazine about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While he previously reassured that “cosmic” wouldn't be a fair description of Phase Two, Feige was asked whether “magic” would be fitting for Phase Three.

“I’m not looking at Phase One as grounded and Phase Two as cosmic and Phase 3 as magic. The films are all so eclectic and different from each other that you can’t overarchingly categorize them like that. If and when we enter the magic arena, it will be through Doctor Strange. Sure, obviously. And that’s to me what’s exciting about Doctor Strange.”

Before Phase Three of the shared Marvel Universe kicks-off with Ant-Man in late 2015, The Avengers 2 will conclude the 2nd Phase earlier that same year. When asked about director Joss Whedon’s “go deeper, not bigger” comment, Feige said:

“I don’t know exactly what he meant when he said “deeper”. But, similar to Iron Man 3, we’re not saying, “Now it’s gotta be even bigger and more aliens come and there’s a giant monster!” The most exciting thing to us about the Iron Man franchise is Tony Stark and his journey. The most exciting thing to us about the Avengers franchise is the interaction amongst those characters. It’s putting them in situations that you wouldn’t expect to see them in. It’s that kind of fun; and the relationships between the characters in the Avengers, which I loved. Almost whatever the heck else is happening is gravy in that franchise, because all I care about is Bruce and Tony, Tony and Steve, Widow and Bruce – and how Thor fits into it, because he’s always the outsider amongst outsiders. So I think that’s where the value lies. And going deeper amongst those characters in those relationships.”

When pressed about taking risks in the future, Feige offered, “Look, never say never. We had Thanos sitting on a throne at the end of Avengers, we got Malekith in Thor, we’ve got Falcon in Cap 2. We always take our cues from the most successful elements of the comics.”

Although not much is known about The Avengers sequel, one thing that Feige and Whedon have reassured is that we should expect new additions to the roster of Earth Mightiest Heroes when they reassemble on the big-screen. Whether those characters will be Vision, Scarlet Witch, Giant-Man/Goliath, or Wonder Man, Feige reiterates: “I think it’s not a secret that Joss and I and all of us at Marvel think that part of the fun of Avengers is the rotating team, for sure [laughs].”

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.

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TheDARKestKNIGHT - 3/6/2013, 7:38 AM
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 3/6/2013, 7:38 AM
why u no black panther?
RyGoR - 3/6/2013, 7:39 AM
Yessssss I can't wait for all of these movies to come out!!!! :D
AlexHaffenden - 3/6/2013, 7:40 AM
Do Sony own the rights to Spider-woman?
MrReese - 3/6/2013, 7:41 AM
well then....rotate away XD
SpoonWielder - 3/6/2013, 7:41 AM
I guess that means bye bye to Hawkeye.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 3/6/2013, 7:42 AM
Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man and Wasp please
xMichaelxScottx - 3/6/2013, 7:43 AM
I heard that (SPOILER) Tony Stark uses Vibranium from the Wakandans, so I can see Black Panther coming along.
knocturnalzen10 - 3/6/2013, 7:43 AM
they should use tom cruise to play strange he already use magic
xMichaelxScottx - 3/6/2013, 7:45 AM
P.S. SPOILER It is used for the Deep Space Suit.
Kayo - 3/6/2013, 7:46 AM
Black Panther or Namor
jessepostal - 3/6/2013, 7:46 AM
I'd like to see daredevil and cap battle it out on the big screen
jlabatman0511 - 3/6/2013, 7:47 AM
Ms Marvel or Scarlet Witch, make it happen!
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TheManFromMars - 3/6/2013, 7:47 AM
About Carol Danvers...

Does anyone else think that when they introduce her, they will skip her "Ms. Marvel" and go directly to her "Captain Marvel" phase?

Just me? K then.
ParisSun - 3/6/2013, 7:53 AM
They could easily replace Widow and Hawkeye but I think the original six will all make it through the end of Phase 3. You would then have finished Cap 3, Thor 3 and Ant-Man. Between Avengers 2 and Avengers 3, an introduction of Antman, Wasp, Black Panther and another female to the team would bridge the gap for the a new Phase. Phase 4 could consist of Antman, Wasp, Black Panther, Ms Marvel, Vision and Scarlet Witch.
ATrueHero1987 - 3/6/2013, 7:53 AM
@fettastic His rings are not magical to begin with, the rings are alien in origin.

Based on Feige's statement, I believe that Black Panther will be part of phase 3.
GeekyCheekyChic - 3/6/2013, 7:53 AM
Black Panther,Vision,Ant Man and Wasp---not really worried about Scarlet Witch Wonder Man...I always assumed Fox owns Scarlet Witch rights and Wonder Man is not necessary. Ms Marvel would be awesome but that requires some supporting films before she joins the roster--she just cant be inserted into Avengers 2. She-Hulk ? possible.. I loved the time when Beast was an Avenger but that cant happen now. I am definitely not interested in Black Knight and Hercules.
AlexHaffenden - 3/6/2013, 7:54 AM
If they do bring in Carol Danvers, i'd rather see her as Captain Marvel than Ms. Marvel.
TheManFromMars - 3/6/2013, 7:57 AM

Glad I'm not the only one :D
ParisSun - 3/6/2013, 8:00 AM

Who is that second Ms. Marvel? She's super hot.
FrankieDedo - 3/6/2013, 8:02 AM
@fettastic i hate this Mandarin, but i have to say that rings has never been magical, they were a spaceship source of energy all the time!
jlabatman0511 - 3/6/2013, 8:03 AM
Pedusto, she is too old for you and probaly won't get in the van either!
GOTG - 3/6/2013, 8:05 AM
each and every MCU film have been masterpieces thus far so i think eventually my top 50 films of all time will be mcu films
spidey1994 - 3/6/2013, 8:05 AM
@Gusto Damn that Scarlet Witch is hot ;)
Christuffer - 3/6/2013, 8:05 AM
Hawkeye can leave.
DanteSparda - 3/6/2013, 8:05 AM
Hawkeye and Black Widow out.

Phase 2: Ant-man, Wasp.

Phase 3: Black Panther, Dr. Strange
JDUKE25 - 3/6/2013, 8:09 AM
Looking forward to the Doctor
GodzillaKart - 3/6/2013, 8:14 AM
@Gusto: Holy crap! Who is that Scarlett Witch?!
yinyangpalms - 3/6/2013, 8:14 AM
I think Feige and Marvel films need to remember that only Iron Man and Avengers have been major hits. He acts like after Avengers that Marvel Films can pull off anything they want.
While IM3 will do over 400 million, Thor 2 is the big if since the 1st one did less than Superman Returns and Cap did even less than that.

The guy whos really carrying Marvel Films is RDJ. And if RDJ is in GOG for most of the film then its really an Iron Man meets the GOG film.

Marvel Films is yet to have a 500 million World Wide film without RDJ. And they have only 1 hitting 400 million.

Maybe Marvel Films should be RDJ films.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 3/6/2013, 8:14 AM
Bye hawkeye and widow

Hello ant man doctor strange and ant man
TheManFromMars - 3/6/2013, 8:14 AM
I honestly don't give two shits about Black Panther, no offense, but I'm really, really excited for Doctor Strange. So excited that I wish I could skip Phase two just so I could watch it now.
HULK2099 - 3/6/2013, 8:16 AM
I hope falcon joins the team in part 2
typicalfanboy - 3/6/2013, 8:17 AM
West coast avengers
LucasMend - 3/6/2013, 8:22 AM
Get rid of Hawkeye and Widow, and bring Miss Marvel and Hank Pym or Vision.
mrHJK - 3/6/2013, 8:22 AM
I think Falcon is for sure joining the team. Ant-Man & Wasp are a possibility, introducing them before Wright's Ant-Man with Scott Lang... Spider-Man is an outside chance if Sony and Marvel just really wanted it to happen, but he'd probably come in towards the end to help or whatever.
Black Panther and Ms. Marvel have an outside shot at getting in Avengers 2, but they'll definitely be in A3, probably get their own films first.

If anyone were removed or reduced in their role, it'd be Hawkeye..maybe Black Widow, but who knows?
dellamorte1872 - 3/6/2013, 8:27 AM
RDJ./TONY STARKS contract goes first it'd be weird to not see IM up in Avengers but the Hulk?
TheSuperguy - 3/6/2013, 8:28 AM
I thought they already teased magic in THOR? Where he says the whole thing about how where he comes from magic and science are one and the same. Does this mean they'll say Doctor Strange is some kind of super scientist?
jimoakley666 - 3/6/2013, 8:28 AM
I'm not fussed who they bring on the team next. I'll be excited to see how they do any of their characters at this point.
StrangerX - 3/6/2013, 8:32 AM
I'm finding it harder each day to get excited for AnMan. As for going deeper with Avengers 2 imo that means the villains will not be looking to take over the world but seek revenge against the Avengers.
JosephKerr - 3/6/2013, 8:38 AM
I don't really understand what they mean by bringing magic into the storyline. We already have that with Thor and Loki and all of Asgard. Doctor Strange may be more emphasized on that, but it's not like we don't already have elements of magic.
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