In a live-chat with Hero Complex, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed a number of details on the studio's upcoming projects.
The comments are short and succinct, but they provide in interesting glimpse into the future of Marvel's big screen output.
Talking about Iron Man's suit in The Avengers, Feige stated: "Joss would kill me if I gave anything away, but I will say that the evolution you saw his armour take in IM2 will continue in The Avengers."
On Thor's alter ego, he claimed: "People looking for a reference to Don Blake in the Thor film will find one."
Feige also said that the studio is thinking about what to do with the recently re-acquired Punisher rights: "Punisher's back in house, and various plans are in the works."
When pressed about a potential Iron Fist feature, he said: "A very talented writer is currently working on a draft... The movie is definitely inspired by that great run [the Brian Michael Bendis/ Matt Fraction series]."
He also shot down the suggestion that Marvel are planning to introduce certain characters to the screen via short films: "The shorts rumour was just a rumour, but we do like the idea."
Feige also confirmed that Edgar Wright is still working on Ant-Man: "Edgar was here a few days ago. He's already working on the next draft."
Regarding other Marvel characters that could have their own movies, the honcho said: "Moonknight's a challenging, but extremely interesting character. We've been discussing various versions of it for years." On Black Panther, Feige cryptically stated "Things are in the works."
He also showed a sense of humour when handling the Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Cage casting cheers, saying: "Love the Old Spice guy!"
So, as expected, the Marvel movie juggernaut is showing no signs of slowing. Here's hoping that Ant-Man will be Edgar Wright's directorial follow-up to Scott Pilgrim...
Source: Coming Soon
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