Kevin Feige Debunks Using 'Inhumans' To Get Around 'Mutants' In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Kevin Feige Debunks Using 'Inhumans' To Get Around 'Mutants' In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

While also commenting on when Doctor Strange will hit the big-screen, Marvel Studios' head addresses rumors of Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch being called "inhumans" to avoid their mutant heritage

Given that Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox share partial rights to the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and only the latter company can acknowledge the characters' true mutant heritage, Marvel have to go another route for the superhero twins' roles in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. While we may learn of that route by the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Kevin Feige was asked by The Huffington Post yesterday if the Inhumans will be used as a leeway.

"Well, Inhumans is something that we are definitely thinking about and we think there's great potential there for a great movie," he said. "But, no, no -- we have not linked those two." Asked to clarify that the Inhumans have nothing to do with Marvel Studios getting around Mutants, he said "As it relates to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver? No. No, no, no." Judging by Feige's latter comment, it could just be the Maximoffs (played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson) that will not be considered Inhumans, however, there are additional superpowered characters rumored.

On another Marvel front, Kevin Feige was also asked if it's safe to say that a Doctor Strange movie could hit screens in the next two or three years. "So, we're in 2014 now ..." he started. "It's time. It's time. I would be surprised if that were the case, yeah. Maybe three or four years, yeah, we'll see. But, I would like it to be the case. Much like Vin Diesel, I like it when something finally happens, and then we can talk about what it is -- versus rumors of what it could be or should be or isn't yet [laughs]." This response isn't all that surprising in light of recent reports that Marvel Studios is meeting with potential Doctor Strange directors. The shortlist reportedly includes: Scott Derrickson (Sinister), Mark Andrews (Brave), & Jonathan Levine (50/50 ). What do you think?

UPDATE: Regarding that Doctor Strange director shortlist, Kevin Feige offered Slash Film a bit of an update: "We’ve met with all of [those three]. Some of those three are not in contention anymore," he says. "Some of those three we’re still talking with and there are many others. We have not narrowed it down as much as the internet thinks. I wish we had."

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015.
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