Marvel CCO Joe Quesada Teases The Next Phase Of Marvel's Cinematic Universe

Teasing the diversity of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading up to The Avengers sequel, check out what Marvel CCO Joe Quesada says.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 7/26/2012


In their latest magazine issue, SFX caught up with Marvel Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to discuss the road to Marvel's growing cinematic universe. Specifically teasing Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading up to the inevitable sequel to The Avengers, Quesada offers:

"It’s going to be really interesting to see what happens next," teases Quesada. "But personally I think that The Avengers now enhances the solo movies because it was so successful. Everyone has their favourite moment or character and now it’s like ’we’ve seen what you’ve got so show us some more.’"

With Iron Man 3 kicking off "phase 2" of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Quesada promised that the Shane Black-directed film will be an improvement from 2010's Iron Man 2. "It’s going to have some amazing surprises," he teases. "I don’t think people have any idea what it’s going to be like but it’s a wonderful take on what the third Iron Man movie should be. We have a really unique perspective on it and we’re pretty happy with how it’s shaping up. [Robert Downey Jr.] has really taken the character to some new and interesting places."



In regards to the sequels that follow - Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Quesada couldn't offer much. "The goal is to mine different territory to what we have already," he says. "We’ve been very lucky and fortunate to [also] have these characters enhanced by the performances of these actors."

Considering this interview was conducted before San Diego Comic-Con, Quesada was mum on the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel's second 2014 film. In regards to how that iswas determined, "There’s a whole library of Marvel characters that could benefit from these treatments," he says. "What happens is that when one breaks out and is a success, it makes you think that if that character worked then maybe these two or three others that we never thought about before might also work. But we have to be really judicious about how we do these films because you don’t want to become your own worst enemy by over-saturating and flooding the market with this stuff."



Concluding, Quesada adds that "So much of what we do is part of a big collaborative process at Marvel. So we’re going to stick to our guns and continue doing the things that we want to do in the way that we want to do them. I know that it’s tough as a fan because fans are impatient, they want to see their favourite character up there but at the end of the day the worst thing that we could do is rush a character to the screen and have it fail because then you don’t see them again for decades. That’s why we’re so strategic about this stuff, because we don’t want to hurt any characters or the Marvel brand by rushing out product."

Source: SFX
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GizmoEl - 7/26/2012, 11:38 PM
Thank god. I love that they're taking the time to do the characters justice while churning out at least two movies a year for the characters that they have figured out.
marknjoanna - 7/26/2012, 11:44 PM
phase 2 is to stomp a mudhole into dc and then walk it dry.and will be easy now that dc s one horse show called the batman is over with for a few years.watch out dc this is going to get real ulgy real fast lmao.
ScionStorm - 7/26/2012, 11:47 PM
While it looks like Quesada yet again delivers an interview without saying anything new... at all... I mean he does this all the time. Unless you like his interviews for his personality they are often a waste of time I think.

Other than that, he does offer good advice on how to proceed with quality. Fox should be taking notes vigorously. But they won't be. They never will... poor Fantastic Four.
StSharp - 7/26/2012, 11:49 PM
I can't wait until they make an R rated film, like The Punisher! (Hopefully) That would be really interesting territory in my opinion. Glad to hear they're going to take their time. I full trust MARVEL :D
StormLoganSummers - 7/26/2012, 11:50 PM
This isn't news.
WesleyGibson - 7/26/2012, 11:50 PM
Nice article DCMarvelfreshman!
vaderthefett - 7/26/2012, 11:51 PM
I remember they were giving out sections of that mural at comic-con last year. It just now clicked to me that the Guardians of the Galaxy was the artwork they showed during the panel. GENIUS. Marvel is doing a beautiful thing.
TheTaskmaster - 7/26/2012, 11:51 PM
And this is why Marvel succeeds. As long as the people in charge have this mindset that won't change anytime soon. Bring on Phase 2!(oh and buy back some rights)
sansClaymore - 7/26/2012, 11:51 PM
impressive banner up there, nice photoshop mashup
TheTaskmaster - 7/26/2012, 11:52 PM
@vaderthefett They better give out that GOTG banner at the 2014 Comic-Con. If I get that I can put that whole banner together :)
marknjoanna - 7/26/2012, 11:53 PM

vaderthefett - 7/26/2012, 11:51 PM
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I remember they were giving out sections of that mural at comic-con last year. It just now clicked to me that the Guardians of the Galaxy was the artwork they showed during the panel. GENIUS. Marvel is doing a beautiful thing.

Re yep unless your dc then its ouch ouch ouch.
SkateandDestroy88 - 7/26/2012, 11:57 PM
Bad ass movies !!!
SkateandDestroy88 - 7/26/2012, 11:58 PM
Marvel kicks ass !!!!

How can you not be excited for Guardians of the Galaxy??
Techinsane - 7/27/2012, 12:02 AM
Time, Marvel took back the X-Men license rights from Fox, and created a true mutant film, starting with the original members of the x-men, before the popular wolverine turned up and grow it from there, well detailed plots and stories to tell about the x-men. Something, that can be built on for years and years, multiverses etc.
BooYah - 7/27/2012, 12:06 AM
It feels a little underwhelming to go from The Avengers back to solo movies. I'll most likely be watching every one of these movies in theatres but I just wish we'd get more Avengers movies instead but oh well just have to be patient. On another note Robert Downey Jr. better be in at least 2 more Avengers movies before he's done with the character.
blkyank - 7/27/2012, 12:07 AM
They might be worried about over saturation? Please.

Between Marvel,Sony.Fox and WB there is on average about 4 superhero films a year going back to 2011 and forward to 2014 and beyond.Sooner or later folks are going to back off if the studios keep this up.
blkyank - 7/27/2012, 12:08 AM
@BooYah

Agreed,Marvel Studios had better not play games with Downey.

Just get him locked in for Avengers 2,Ironman 4 and Avengers 3.
marknjoanna - 7/27/2012, 12:10 AM
i wonder what the dc fanboys think of marvels Guardians of the Galaxy coming out before a jla move. i always knew marvel would beat out dc but i didnt think they would put this savage a beat down on them lmao.
Jollem - 7/27/2012, 12:11 AM
the part where spider-man webs up the lizard in the high school fight reminded me of this fight with spider-man and iron man by quesada

Kayo - 7/27/2012, 12:12 AM
IN MARVEL WE TRUST..................COSMIC BABY
ThatOneDude - 7/27/2012, 12:20 AM
Thor:DW is the only one I can wait for the DVD release... Bring on the Mandarin, Winter Soldier, and The GAURDIANS OF THE GALAXY!!!
Superheromovies2000 - 7/27/2012, 12:24 AM
So let me get this straight, we have 2 Iron-Man films, plus Thor & Cap then Avengers with all the characters! So phase 2 has Thor & Cap again? Shouldn't phase 2 have new Characters like Black Panther & Other Avengers!

How far can you go with Thor like really?!!! Cap has good possibilities but seriously!!! Time for new blood & WTH is Guardians of the Galaxy LOL?!!
AmazingFantasy - 7/27/2012, 12:30 AM
@weneedrevelation- I think you win this thread.

Anyway, PHASE 2 MOTHERUCKERS BRING IT.

marknjoanna - 7/27/2012, 12:48 AM

weneedrevelation - 7/27/2012, 12:24 AM
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MARVEL... not a director with his own interpretation... that is all.

R dc not a director thats read a comicbook.
Minotauro - 7/27/2012, 12:49 AM
Marvel is winning? Something a child would say.
Groge511 - 7/27/2012, 12:50 AM
Iron Man is totally going to space!
marknjoanna - 7/27/2012, 12:52 AM

Minotauro - 7/27/2012, 12:49 AM
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Marvel is winning? Something a child would say.

dc is winning,someting a bullsheter would say lol.
StarkAnthony - 7/27/2012, 12:54 AM
Lock Downey for Avengers 2 and 3, but not more Iron Man solo films. Focus on other characters
soforizo - 7/27/2012, 12:56 AM
"Teasing the diversity of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier..."
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I don't mind giving Marvel respect for Avengers, because they got that movie right for the most part, but Marvel's cookie cutter approach to movie-making is annoying as hell. I suspect people will get tired of seeing the same formula on all their movies. Marvel needs to diversify it's tone; e.g.:

Thor: had its moments, but would've been better with a LOTR tone, less earth, and less comedy

Capt America: great performance by the guy playing Capt, but the movie could've used some balls. A Saving Private Ryan beach-like scene would've been perfect, actual freaking Nazis (PC crap), and a fight choreographer!...

Iron Man films: part 2 was generic... the comedic tone fits RDJ perfectly, but why so many iron-suited villains, seemingly 2 minutes final fights?

Hulk: was actually pretty decent, but shaky cgi in many scenes...

No question the main characters are different, but the movies themselves have the same tone. And outside of Avengers, they need to increase the amount of action in all their films.
maxleresistant - 7/27/2012, 12:57 AM
Still waiting for Cap to be as badass as the other avengers. Hopes it will be in next cap
soforizo - 7/27/2012, 12:59 AM
@maxleresistant

Exactly... that Blonsky character from Hulk was actually a bigger badass than Cap. Actually had me looking forward to CA, but when I saw it the movie was meh
SunSp0t - 7/27/2012, 1:01 AM
@Minotauro - GTFO!!!
SageMode - 7/27/2012, 1:03 AM
Alright Quesada, when is MARVEL gonna get BLACK PANTHER (starring Aldis Hodge as the title character might I add) on screen? :-)
BreakingBad - 7/27/2012, 1:05 AM
I agree with the person that said to STOP making Iron Man films.

Devote the time and effort into new characters. I say after Avengers 2, no IM film and introduce Black Panther along with someone else.

Cap and Thor deserve a third film...but drop Iron Man.

I hate RDJ overshadowing Evans and Hemsworth, its not fair to them.

As for the dickweeds insulting DC, grow a pair and shut the [frick] up.

Comicbookmovies are comicbookmovies, rivalries are stupid as shit. Its entertainment goddammit, and hope for the best. Man of Steel looks sick as shit.
BreakingBad - 7/27/2012, 1:05 AM
ALSO, WHERE IS THAT GODDAMN HULK SEQUEL. [frick]
JredTheRed - 7/27/2012, 1:08 AM
FLOOD AWAY JOE!
Don't rush by any means, but do flood us with marvel movies! Give us 3 films a year after 2013. First part, Mid year, and End year.

I would so love it if phase two was as follows

2013 - Iron Man 3 & Cap 2, Thor 2
2014 - Hulk 2, Ant Man, Black Panther
2015 - Ms. Marvel, GotG, Avengers 2

The team I'd love to see consist of:
Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man(he's a founding member and they could use Ultron as a villain), Ms. Marvel (cause the only female member they have is a spy and with Ms M they'd have a powerhouse female), Black Panther (hes just badass, plus the only "minority" character they have is Fury and he's not actually a member of the Avengers)

I know its just wishfull thinking but i could die happy.
marknjoanna - 7/27/2012, 1:16 AM

soforizo - 7/27/2012, 12:56 AM
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"Teasing the diversity of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier..."
---


I don't mind giving Marvel respect for Avengers, because they got that movie right for the most part, but Marvel's cookie cutter approach to movie-making is annoying as hell. I suspect people will get tired of seeing the same formula on all their movies. Marvel needs to diversify it's tone; e.g.:

Thor: had its moments, but would've been better with a LOTR tone, less earth, and less comedy

Capt America: great performance by the guy playing Capt, but the movie could've used some balls. A Saving Private Ryan beach-like scene would've been perfect, actual freaking Nazis (PC crap), and a fight choreographer!...

Iron Man films: part 2 was generic... the comedic tone fits RDJ perfectly, but why so many iron-suited villains, seemingly 2 minutes final fights?

Hulk: was actually pretty decent, but shaky cgi in many scenes...

No question the main characters are different, but the movies themselves have the same tone. And outside of Avengers, they need to increase the amount of action in all their films.


R i bet this guy loved watching the 8th batman movie lol talking cookie cutter and i bet he was loving that 12 sec. fight the joker and batman had these dc fanboys seem soooo but hurt after that mudhole the avengers stomped in batmans/nolans azz lmao.
xNightwingx - 7/27/2012, 1:26 AM
Real FANS of Comic Books are the winners here.
JredTheRed - 7/27/2012, 1:26 AM
@MrEko idk what D'Esposito;s talking about they did thor movies and i would imagine asgard would b more difficult to build from the ground up. Besides i'm sure there are plenty of older civilization structures that they could use as a basis
laughterman26 - 7/27/2012, 1:27 AM
hats a cool banner
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