Alright. It’s here. After 4 years of hype, The Avengers is less than a month away, but even though this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for… I can’t help but ask “What’s next?”. Marvel Studios has spent their entire corporate life trying to produce Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the silver screen, and with that lofty goal finally realized, how could they possibly top it?
Well, the most recent news comes from a very unlikely source, frequent Marvel script writer Zak Penn. If you remember, Penn was the man responsible for writing the cinematic versions of Elektra, The Incredible Hulk, and X-men 3. He also took a stab at the first draft of The Avengers, but his work was quickly tossed when Joss Whedon came on board. While Penn’s previous work doesn’t necessarily bode well for future Marvel properties (He wrote Elektra! How does he still have a job?), this is what he had to say when asked about the possibility…
As you can see, that seems like a sly way of hinting that he’ll be working on a Doctor Strange script later this year. A wide array of news outlets caught onto the story and have spun it out of proportion, so Penn came back a few hours later to address the situation.
So, contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t look like Penn will ever place a finger on Doctor Strange, which is actually good news. The Master of Mysticism has always been a personal favorite and I wouldn’t want such a mediocre writer (I know I’m mean! But it’s true!) touching the script.
But, now that we know Penn won’t be working on a Doc Strange adaptation, what else could Marvel have up its sleeve? Do you think it’ll be a new property? Or maybe a sequel? After all, Captain America 2 was just announced, maybe he’ll write that?