The Marvel Studios head discusses some upcoming projects and potential projects for the future.
Superhero Hype reports on an SFX magazine interview with Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, and the man in charge of the film future of Marvel’s many properties. In the interview, Feige talks about the value of having each film franchise stand alone, as opposed to simply acting as set-ups for an Avengers film. He also confirms The Hulk as a character in the Avengers movie:
"My only concern is that when we launch a franchise–whichever character’s franchise that may be–it should stand on its own two feet… So by the time ‘The Avengers’ comes in 2012, it’s not just a team superhero movie with a bunch of characters with powers. It’s three people – four including the Hulk; five including Nick Fury – who you’ve seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time."
Feige goes on to talk about some other Marvel properties he would like to develop into films:
"I love Doctor Strange. Ant-Man is like Whiplash – one of those chracters where you’re like, ‘Really?’ that we’ve got a fun story with. I’ve always wanted to do something with Black Panther. I think what Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction have done with Iron Fist lately is great, and the Iron Fist mythology opens up a whole other part to us. I’d love to break into the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe even more- it’s kind of there in ‘Thor.’ J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ got me jonesing to do that. It’s what I grew up on – ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars.’ I want to do a big space epic. And we’ve got them in Marvel."
Source: Superhero Hype
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Posted originally: 2010-01-27 18:22:15