Kevin Feige On "The DC Character He'd Like To Incorporate Into The MCU" And "THE FALCON As A Sidekick" In CAPTAIN AMERICA 2

Marvel Studios' President of Production Kevin Feige says if he could have one DC character it would be Batman, plus innuendos that Captain America always has a sidekick while discussing The Falcon.

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By Mark Julian - 4/13/2012


As you can see, Feige is on a whirlwind press tour for The Avengers and is being asked all manner of questions from inquisitive journalists. Fresh of giving an update on Guardians of the Galaxy, Feige spoke to The Huffington Post about the 2014 Captain America sequel amongst a few other topics.

QUESTION: If you could poach one character from DC, which one would it be?

FEIGE: Heh, well ... I don't know, exactly. The obvious answer is Batman.

QUESTION:But I get the feeling you like some of the secondary characters.

FEIGE:I'm not going to name any particular one, but I will say there are times when -- and I'm going back years and years -- when I was very jealous of some of the Vertigo titles. There was some neat stuff going on. And some obscure stuff that could be interesting.

QUESTION: Captain America always has a sidekick. In the next "Captain America" movie, is he going to have a sidekick?

FEIGE:It is interesting that you ask that question. And I'm not going to give you an answer. But I will give you kudos for pointing that out and recognizing that.

QUESTION: When I was younger, my dad had a bunch of Cap' comic books from the "Captain America and the Falcon" era.
FEIGE:[Pauses] That was a fun era.


QUESTION:You're a vague guy.
FEIGE:[Laughs]


QUESTION:And no comment to my accusation about you either?
FEIGE: [Laughs] No.


QUESTION:OK, I get it. I realize that you have to be vague.

FEIGE:I'm impressed with questions that are more relevant than others. And those are relevant.

Well, you're certainly not going to get much more from Feige than that but in my personal opinion, I'd say that he all but confirmed that Cap will have a sidekick in his sequel outing. Unless Bucky makes his return sooner than what most fans anticipate it very well could be The Falcon fighting alongside The Sentinel of Liberty. Also, recently actor Derek Luke teased a return to the MCU in an all new role so maybe we're piecing together a few puzzle pieces here.





Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. It is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Joe Johnston, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci. Predominantly set during World War II, the film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a device called a "tesseract" as an energy-source for world domination.

Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus said in April 2011 that they have been writing a sequel for Marvel Studios. In a June 2011 interview, they said, "The story will likely be in the present day. We're experimenting with flashback elements for more period World War II stuff. I can't say much more than that but we made it baggy enough to refer to more stories in the past". In September 2011, Chris Evans said that a sequel may not be released until 2014. In January 2012, Neal McDonough mentioned that a sequel would likely be filmed after the completion of Thor 2, which would likely be before the end of 2012.

In March 2012, it was reported that Marvel has whittled down a field of ten directors to three potential candidates; George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) and brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo (Community) to helm the sequel.[130] In April 2012, Walt Disney Studios announced that it will release the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger on April 4, 2014. Disney stated, "The second installment will pick-up where … The Avengers leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world."









Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: April 4th, 2014 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson (probable), Cobie Smulders (probable), Clark Gregg (probable)
Directed by: Unknown
Written by: Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus



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RorMachine - 4/13/2012, 6:04 AM
He was jealous of Sandman..just come out with it Kev:)
JDUKE25 - 4/13/2012, 6:27 AM
ironknight - 4/13/2012, 6:28 AM
Falcon would be a good move.
SageMode - 4/13/2012, 6:31 AM
Hell with Batman, bring the Flash into the MCU. Lol
CorndogBurglar - 4/13/2012, 6:47 AM
Batman is the obvious choice. Batman is a Marvel character that was born in the wrong universe.

He fits in with Marvel about a million times better than with DC.

I can just see him swinging around the city with the likes of Daredevil, Moon Knight, and Spidey. He has "Marvel Knight" written all over him.
RunDTC - 4/13/2012, 6:50 AM
Michaely Ealy for Falcon. yay or nay?
MassExecutions - 4/13/2012, 6:56 AM
If they use ultimate Falcon I swear I am going to PUNCH SOMEONE IN THE FACE. Classic Falcon all the way!

Cap doesn't need some professional soldier/biologist for a sidekick, he needs someone inexperienced who needs his guidance to become a hero.
SmellofDuty - 4/13/2012, 7:04 AM
@RunDTC I won't say Brooks Darnell if he beefed up.
Rodimus9 - 4/13/2012, 7:06 AM
We all know how important Winter Soldier is to Cappie's story. I can't imagine him not being in the sequel.
dopemaster - 4/13/2012, 7:10 AM
No recycling actors please
SmellofDuty - 4/13/2012, 7:11 AM
@TheSharkKnight He's my first choice, had he not been in Thor.
Fogs - 4/13/2012, 7:12 AM
FALCON IS CONFIRMED! hehe pretty much.
Fogs - 4/13/2012, 7:13 AM
@Nomis - to me Batman is DC's more Marvel-like character. Just like Thor ir the most DC-like one, IMO.
Fogs - 4/13/2012, 7:14 AM
@TheSharkKnight - you should try and bring relevant questions like you did now with the falcon's ultimate vs 616 version instead of trolling marvel movies. Then the hate will vanish, you'll see.
HelaGood - 4/13/2012, 7:15 AM
Ultimate Falcon!!!!!!!!!!!

NextHero08 - 4/13/2012, 7:16 AM
Batman is perfect in the DC Universe right where he belongs, he is a constant reminder that despite all their super speed and flying and lantern rings and magic lasso, he can hang with the best of them with nothing but intelligence, determination, and a few gadgets to help along the way. Forget "Iron" suits, super-steroids or gamma radiation, Batman is in a class all his own. He made Darkseid look like a bitch and was the first to dodge his "undodge-able" Omega Beams. Batman is #1 in any universe.
NextHero08 - 4/13/2012, 7:18 AM
@TheSharkKnight-Why not, they didn't have an issue bringing in Human Torch to double as Captain America.
ZombieOverEasy - 4/13/2012, 7:18 AM
"I was very jealous of some of the Vertigo titles."

Can totally understand this. Vertigo has always had some awesome titles. Marvel's MAX line never got it down, they kept to the Superhero stuff too much (although I loved just about every book on the MAX line).

I'd be more apt to compare Icon to Vertigo though and Icon has some great titles.

I'm trying to picture Falcon in a movie, having some trouble with how they'll make his flight believable, unless they change how it works or just have him glide down from high places.
Fogs - 4/13/2012, 7:19 AM
TheSharkKnight - the truth? yeah right... more like your extremist opinion. Sorry to read that, looks like you want to follow the trolling path.
Fogs - 4/13/2012, 7:25 AM
TheSharkKnight - dude, you asked why people were reporting you, I was just pointing what happens. I'm not your nemesis or anything like that. Try to see it this way.
peppy - 4/13/2012, 7:26 AM
Batman is so overrated and boring
dellamorte1872 - 4/13/2012, 7:42 AM
IDRIS ELBA woulda been perfect for FALCON (a mix of 616/ultimate like all the movies guys lol) but he has been in THOR already and THAT IS a marvel movie unlike CHRIS EVANS and F4's HUMAN TORCH. ELBA was already in a MARVEL movie.
Squish - 4/13/2012, 7:45 AM
TheShartingKnight is single handedly bringing down comicbookmovie.com. Ban his IP address and do us all a favor.
dellamorte1872 - 4/13/2012, 7:45 AM
what about the black dude from THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU? if that director is still in the running i could see that. but if it CRONENBERG at least itll look cool especially the psychic link he has to "his" falcon
superotherside - 4/13/2012, 7:46 AM
Falcon would be great in Cap 2.
dellamorte1872 - 4/13/2012, 7:46 AM
either way i'd be more pleased with the FALCON over WINTER SOLDIER
MassExecutions - 4/13/2012, 7:46 AM
ARGH! What the hell is with this love of Ultimate Falcon?! IF you were going to have him come on as a full fledged Avenger or have a solo film, THEN you could use the Ultimate Falcon character, BUT if you are going to use him as a sidekick, you GOTTA go with the original streetwise but inexperienced Falcon. Have him get his wings as a gift from SHIELD or better yet, have him steal them from AIM. As for what his costume should look like, I'm not really that concerned.
dellamorte1872 - 4/13/2012, 7:47 AM
shit BLACK PANTHER would be the most ideal since they respect each other soooooooooo much!
Squish - 4/13/2012, 7:52 AM
SharkKnight never has anything smart to say and just constantly trolls/annoys everybody.
incrediblesuperbatspider - 4/13/2012, 8:03 AM
Don cheadle for falcon..........oh wait
Idris elba for falcon................oh wait
Samuel l Jackson for falcon...oh wait
Terrence Howard for falcon...oh wait
Wesley snipes for falcon........oh wait
Michael Clarke Duncan for falcon....oh wait
Edi gathegi for falcon............oh wait
I guess that leaves either will smith or some rapper to play him...Tyler Perry anyone?
incrediblesuperbatspider - 4/13/2012, 8:06 AM
Dwayne Johnson for falcon
Taylor lautner for falcon
How about blowing everyone's mind and casting Jonah hill as falcon?
thegreek - 4/13/2012, 8:06 AM
all this talk of the Falcon makes me think hmmm
Doctorwho22 - 4/13/2012, 8:10 AM
Ahh Shark....why ya gotta be like this?
Vapes - 4/13/2012, 8:23 AM
Okay, this could be awesome.
I've been wondering so much about the new villain, I didn't even think about other characters they could work in.

Still, Falcon + Agent 13? Hell yeah.
comicb00kguy - 4/13/2012, 8:24 AM
MassExecutions: I'm with you on this one. Classic Falcon would be a lot more interesting than the typically lame ultimate one. I like your idea about him stealing his wings from AIM. AIM comes after him for the wings, and he realizes he's in over his head. Cap lends a hand because he sees Falcon being jumped, and the two become instant friends.
SpideyQuad - 4/13/2012, 8:31 AM
We don't need Batman-- We got MoonKnight!

Batman could make a decent side-kick to Cap
OdinsBeard - 4/13/2012, 8:44 AM
the falcon on screen would be dope! i would have it be more of a jet-pack-with-mechanical-wings-and-mounted-offensive-weapons type of deal than wings that flow and flap. jusayin.
CorndogBurglar - 4/13/2012, 8:58 AM
@ Shark

You said this:

"Only other kids can label every one else a 13 year old kid

I think you yourself are a kid may be 16 and get bullied in school a lot"

So does that make you a kid? Only other kids can label people as kids right? Isn't that exactly what you just did? You truly are a complete moron.
deadman222 - 4/13/2012, 9:03 AM
Falcon, the poor man's Hawkman!!!!! I only wonderr why der is no Miss Falcon yet?!?!?!
thewolfx - 4/13/2012, 9:08 AM
so tired of batman
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