American film producer and president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige has been discussing the forthcoming plans for Phase 3 and beyond and reveals that the movies have been planned out until 2028.
In BusinessWeek’s extensive feature on Kevin Feige, Disney’s relationship with the comic and the history, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger talks about the trust between Disney and Marvel, “It’s almost like we have a built-in GPS system for the storytelling.
They live and breathe Marvel full time just like the Pixar folks live and breathe Pixar full time,” said, Iger
Iger adds, “I remember someone [saying] on the Disney side, ‘Don’t you want to do Avengers first, and introduce Thor and Captain America in that, and then if they work bring them out afterward?
Another example would be Captain America: The First Avenger, with the 1940s setting raising the eyebrows of nervous execs, while Feige fought to keep the origin story era the focus of the film.”
“Kevin lobbied very hard for that, I felt strongly about it as well. It was the right thing to do.
There is no way that the Steve Rogers you see in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ resonates as much with an audience if you don’t see that first movie and really understand where he’s coming from,” said Marvel’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada.
And while talking about the settings, Thor’s iterations took the story back much further. “There was at least one draft that was written where Thor came to Earth. It was earth of the Middle Ages, of the Norse period,” Feige reveals.
We are alright aware of Ant-Man, possibly Doctor Strange and The Avengers 3 on the slate, but according to Feige there’s more than that, “It’s like looking through the Hubble telescope.
You go, ‘What’s happening back there? I can sort of see it.’ They printed out a new one recently that went to 2028.”
Yes that fourteen years from now, but Iger reveals that James Gunn’s film “could potentially spin off members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which include Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon, in their own features.”
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