March 29, 2012

Marvel's Kevin Feige Briefly Comments On Avengers 2

Even though Avengers hasn't even been release the sequel is already being talked up. Making the sequel might be a high priority for the studio after the final box office numbers are in. Joss Whedon recently nixed the idea that we would see the Kree/Skrull war in the Avengers franchise because Marvel believes it's big enough for it's own film. That being said, Joss isn't locked in for the sequel as of yet so anything is possible at this point.

Marvel's Kevin Feige the godfather of the Marvel Studios' films was asked by CinePremiere (via CBM) about the possibility of Civil War being used in future films. The statement is short but is enough for excitement to start developing for the eventual sequel.

"Exceptional story [it is] and at some point would be great."

Fans like myself have been championing the Civil War storyline for the sequel. It would allow Marvel to gradually release their next phase of superhero films like Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Iron Fist before Avengers 2. The Civil War storyline has Iron Man and Maria Hill forcing anyone with powers to join SHIELD, give up being a hero or go to superhuman prison. That aspect would be excellent because the villains would be the heroes themselves allowing a deeper conflict. They end up choosing sides with Iron Man/SHIELD one team and Cap leading the other team of heroes against who are against whole ordeal.

He also commented on the possibility of bringing in heroes like Spider-Man and Wolverine into the franchise. Of course the two characters are setup at Fox and Sony it looks like they're going to be staying with those studios. However, Feige says "never say never".

"No plans for now and the advantage is that none of these characters are part of the core team. The contracts are very clear and there has been no pressure to get them back, but never say never, because four years ago this was a dream so who knows what might happen in the future. "

My understanding is that there was a lot of creative interaction between the Marvel offices and Sony on the Amazing Spider-Man than on the previous films. Giving the impression that the relationship between Marvel and Sony is stronger than with the other studios. Marvel/Disney are handling the new cartoon series Ultimate Spider-Man. We see Spider-Man interacting with other Marvel heroes including Nick Fury, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Agent Coulson. The cartoon will help get out the awareness of Spider-Man to young kids who haven't had a contemporary Spidey cartoon to watch. I wouldn't count out a Spider-Man cameo in future films since it would be a great way to promote future Amazing Spider-Man films if anything else.

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