Earlier today, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige was kidnapped, chained to the front of a locomotive, and painfully interviewed for 4 hours… all under threat of being smashed to tiny bits by steam powered awesomeness. Well, as mighty as the mildly bald chieftain of the MCU is, he wasn’t able to endure the torment, and he revealed everything he knows about MARVEL PHASE 3.
Here’s a breakdown.
“We started working with Edgar on that movie right in the dawn of us becoming our own studio,” Feige says. “It goes back so long you maybe even remember our 2006 appearance at Comic-Con. Edgar was on that panel talking about Ant-Man. And it had been a few years [of planning] at that point.”
And Doctor Strange:
standalone character,” Feige emphasizes. “He’s got a great origin story, for the most part. And that world of pure magic, we haven’t done yet. There’s a whole supernatural/magic alternate dimension going on in the Marvel comics that we haven’t ever touched on. So I think that’s exciting.”
How about Iron Man 4?
“I believe there will be a fourth Iron Man film and a fifth and a sixth and a 10th and a 20th,” the producer says. “I see no reason why Tony Stark can’t be as evergreen as James Bond. Or Batman for that matter. Or Spider-Man. I think Iron Man is a character just like that.”
Any hopes for a Marvel Knights movie?
“So Punisher, Ghost Rider, … Blade, all those characters are back,” Feige told EW. “They all have potential, but I think we need to find the right time.”
What about a Mark Ruffallo Hulk movie? The actor is getting up there in age, after all.
“If anyone could be a great 55-year-old Hulk, it’s Mark so I’m not worried about that,”
And those pesky Inhumans?
“Inhumans is cool, they’re really great characters,” he said in a recent interview, getting more animated about this title than almost any other he discussed. “The most powerful guy is the king who doesn’t say a word and if he does — lookout. That’s awesome. And the notion of the Terrigen Mists, this notion that you go through and don’t know what you’re going to be on the other side, is incredibly compelling dramatically.”
Is Runaways still in the works?
“It’s a matter of where it fits,” Feige says. “The way the business is working now, you either have really inexpensive, sort of surprise movies that can come out and be hits, but don’t cost much. Or you have the big giant summer blockbusters that really swing for the fences. Right now, we’re just swinging for the fences every time. Runaways sort of falls in between those, in a way. We just haven’t found where or how to do it… right now.”
And dare we dream… a Marvel Zombies flick?
“Are you going to draw figures in chalk with your 3-year-old with Hulk eating someone? Or Captain America with his brains coming out of the top of his head? Probably not,” Feige said.
True. But then… there’s always Phase Four.