Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige Discusses the Film Future of the Marvel Universe

In anticipation of Thor’s May 6 theatrical release, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Disney twenty-three magazine that the cinematic Marvel Universe will continue to expand after next summer’s Avengers team-up flick.

In addition to Iron Man 3, which will be helmed by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black, Marvelites can look forward to more superhero solo outings in the years ahead.

“Thor will go off into a new adventure, and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own,” Feige told the quarterly publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, which hits stands May 3. Beginning with The Avengers, all Marvel Studios-produced films will be released by Disney.

He continued, “We hope that holds true for the characters appearing in that film—Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the spy organization, S.H.I.E.L.D—all of whom are more than worthy and capable of carrying their own films. And, we’ve got a lot of other characters we’re prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe. There are many, many stories to be mined.”

Awesome. Let’s just hope quality isn’t compromised with so many Marvel films on the agenda. To read more about the future of the cinematic Marvel Universe, head over to IGN.

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