VIDEO: Kevin Feige On CBM Oversaturation, DR STRANGE/CAPTAIN MARVEL Castings And More

VIDEO: Kevin Feige On CBM Oversaturation, DR STRANGE/CAPTAIN MARVEL Castings And More

VIDEO: Kevin Feige On CBM Oversaturation, DR STRANGE/CAPTAIN MARVEL Castings And More

An extended Q&A with Kevin Feige has surfaced following Marvel Studios' Phase Three announcements, where the producer tries answering many burning questions from the press. Check it out after the jump!


"Our plan has never been altered based on what anyone else is doing," said Kevin Feige when someone asked about the challenges of there being so many superhero movies, especially since Warner Bros. recently announced its full DC movie slate through 2020. "In any genre, frankly, particularly in any other superhero film. In terms of the dating, that’s why we plant flags as early as we do, to mark some territory, so that you can hopefully have some room. But the truth is there are always going to be big movies on almost every weekend. What we’ve found so far is that if the movie delivers, the movie will do well. That’s what we focus on: what we can control, which is the quality of the pictures." During the extensive Q&A (via Slash Film), following the Marvel Studios presentation, Kevin Feige also addressed why Marvel didn't make any of these big "Phase Three" announcements at San Diego Comic-Con. "We wanted to do this at Comic Con this year," admitted the producer. "Things were not set. Things for Civil War were not set yet, Guardians hadn’t come out yet, the comfort with dating a few of the other movies wasn’t set yet. So the plan has been, since a few weeks before Comic Con when we realized we weren’t going to be able to do everything we wanted to do, is to decide 'let’s do either something we haven’t done in a long time, or something we’ve never done.' Which is a singular event, just to announce what we have when it’s ready. I thought that might be early August, or mid-September, it ended up being today."

Furthmore, Feige also discussed why Benedict Cumberbatch wasn't announced as Doctor Strange today even though recent reports saud that he's in final negotiations. "I can say that if it were confirmed, we would have introduced him," said the producer. "I like that Chadwick [Boseman], for the most part — I think there’s always been speculation on lots of good actors for Black Panther — but I’m glad that didn’t leak in earnest, the way every single other actor in human history that is of a certain age has been for Doctor Strange. So along with everything else, [Doctor Strange] will be announced maybe this afternoon? Next week? Next month? Sometime before the release of the movie." Speaking of Black Panther, Feige was then asked if we'll see Boseman as T'Challa before his appear in Captain America: Civil War...perhaps in Avengers: Age of Ultron. "With Black Pather, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signifiy, and I’ll just clarify it for you: he is definitively a big part of Civil War. We will meet him for the first time in Civil War, in costume," he reassured.

When asked if we'll soon find how what actress is being considered for Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige says: "My guess is rumors will start flying this second. The initial announcements, in terms attachments for that film, will probably be the writer and director announcements, which I do actually expect will be quite soon. In terms of the actress, I think there’s more time." The Marvel Studios president was then asked if he was looking at women and minorities to direct or write Captain Marvel and Black Panther. "Oh we are, and we’re doing what we always do, which is looking for the best filmmakers, the best writers, the best directors possible," he replied. "So I’m not going to say for sure that we’re going to hire from any one demographic, but we’re meeting a lot of people. Reggie, for one, i’ve known for many many years, and he’s a great guy. I think I’m meeting with him again shortly. We will do what we’ve always done, which is hire what we believe to be the best people to write the films, and to direct the films." For the full Q&A, where Kevin Feige addresses the Defenders Netflix series, Runaways, and how the Inhumans world is being created, watch the vid above. What do you think?
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