Kevin Feige On Future Marvel Movies, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY And More IRON MAN Films
Teasing Marvel's presence at D23 next month, as well as reiterating what to expect from Iron Man's big screen future, Kevin Feige also confirms when we can find out what movies they have lined up for 2016/2017 and discusses developing a lesser known property like Guardians Of The Galaxy.
In an interview with Collider that took place right before Marvel Studios' San Diego Comic-Con panel, head honcho Kevin Feige discussed a variety of topics. He reveals that the 2016 and 2017 Phase Three slate from the company won't be unveiled for a while, since they're currently focusing on developing Phase Two (which concludes with 2015's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron). He also talks about developing a less popular property such as Guardians Of The Galaxy, saying that there is a need for something not seen before on film (unlike Thor or Loki, for example). He then praises other studios for developing their own cinematic universes (namely Warner Bros., who announced a Batman/Superman movie for a 2015 release). Finally, Feige reiterates prior comments on whether or not we can expect to see more Iron Man movies with or without Robert Downey Jr., and teases what the studio has in store at next month's D23. For the full interview (in which Feige discusses Comic-Con and Agent Carter), click the source link below.
On Developing Guardians Of The Galaxy Despite It Being A Lesser Known Property:
"It’s not a secret. Nobody knows it. It was not a successful live action TV show in the ‘70s. It didn’t have a successful cartoon line. It isn’t a part of video games. It is the least known, which is exactly why we’re doing it. Do you know what I’m feeling here? I’m feeling excitement for Batman vs. Superman. I’m excited for that. It’s awesome. But it’s another movie with combined comic book characters. I think they’ll be excited for what we’re doing with Thor. I think they’ll be excited for what we’re doing with Captain America, but there’s a sense that I feel here, which is, “we love this. They’re revealing the Winter Soldier! Oh my God, look what Loki’s doing!” But there’s a sense of, “what’s new?”.
"So the need for the new is something we talk about, and we’ve been talking about for the past five years. Everything we’ve done has been a plan, has been premeditated. I love that Warner Bros. is doing it. I love that there will be announcements from other studios later today, about this notion of shared universes. It did not exist, and we thought it’d be fun to play with it. I love that our success has inspired people to do it, because the audience said, “we like that. We want more of that, please.” So, I love it, and I can’t wait to see those movies that come out. We’re not thinking three years ahead, even five years ahead and 10 years ahead. How do we keep it fresh? And Guardians is our big answer to that."
On Whether Or Not A Fourth Iron Man Movie Will Be Made Regardless Of Robert Downey Jr.'s Involvement:
"I’ve said it before and it wasn’t negotiating tactics. I believe Tony Stark is as strong a character as Batman We’re about to head into our fifth or sixth Batman – however, you wanna look at it – James Bond, etc. So, there will absolutely be future Tony Starks and future Iron Mans. Who makes those movies, and when those movies are made, who knows? I don’t know. But, the notion with Robert’s contract in The Avengers 2 & 3, is to allow new characters. Part of what we love about The Avengers is the shifting roster. That’s what’s fun about the comic book movies. You shift them up. So, certainly that was a lot of the thought process that went into it."
On When Marvel Will Announce Its 2016/2017 Slate:
"Well, it’s only 2013 now. But, I think it would probably be, at the earliest, a year from now."
On If Marvel Will Make An Appearance At D23 2013:
"Absolutely. Totally. It’s a unique, big, and important Disney corporate event. It’s at least every other year. And D23 has the slight advantage that it takes place a little bit later. So, for movies that are currently filming, there will be more stuff available at that point."
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters November 8th; Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released April 4th, 2014; Guardians Of The Galaxy arrives August 1st, 2014; The Avengers: Age Of Ultron hits the big screen May 1st, 2015; Ant-Man debuts November 6th, 2015; three untitled films are slated for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016, and May 5th, 2017.
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