Marvel's Kevin Feige talks future projects

On Hulk, Ant-man and more...

With The Avengers hitting the screen sooner than soon, Kevin Feige has revealed a few insights into future additions to the Marvel film canon.

He discussed Ant-Man, Luke Cage, Blank Panther, the Hulk and Avengers sequels at a recent Apple Store event, also attended by Mark Ruffalo. And it sounds like there's the prospect of a conveyor belt of Marvel crossovers in the coming years.

On Ant-Man, Feige revealed that "Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have written a very good draft" and "this summer we'll see some forward momentum".  An old draft of Luke Cage is knocking around, along with a more recent working of Black Panther, and Feige would "love to bring them to the screen".

It seems Ruffalo and Feige have discussed a standalone Hulk feature, with Feige stating: "When it'll be, who knows?  But the conversation's definitely started".

Ruffalo added: "I’m gonna try and get Joss Whedon in a room and work out what could be a Hulk movie, with Kevin’s blessing of course."

But the bulk of the conversation was about the Avengers' Civil War story.  "Civil War was a great crossover story, with the superhero registration act where the government wants to force them to reveal their secret identities. Iron Man thinks it’s a good idea, Captain America disagrees, so that leads to a sort of civil war." said Feige, but he's unsure when it will hit the screens, "I certainly don’t think we’ll see that before Avengers 3, so maybe that’ll be a good number for it, who knows.”

And the prospect of a plethoric slew of Avengers goodness is sure to please any fan: "Discussions are beginning. The idea is to replicate that experience of the comics, so we’ve got these individual solo titles, then the crossovers every few years, I would love to replicate that every three or four years."  You'd better get strapped in for the ride.

Avengers Assemble opens in the UK on 26 April 2012. Yup, that soon.

Feeling merry about more and more Marvel coming your way?  Have your say in the comments.

Comments

    • Indianabones

      Apr 24th 2012, 17:46

      Civil War...... wow that would be impressive! but surely Spider-man would have to play a big part in that! and my goodness a lot of players in a small ball park! might be too much to do properly?

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 24th 2012, 17:48

      Civil War is way too ambitious to pull off on screen.

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    • FBJRider

      Apr 24th 2012, 17:56

      Don't really care for Luke Cage but everything else sounds good, I can imagine Avengers 3 being a civil war film would be great as long as Marvel can get rights to include important characters in that arc like Spider-man. I hope in years to come we get to hear something about Wasp, I'd love to see her in the next Avengers alongside Ant-man.

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    • retrorevival

      Apr 24th 2012, 17:57

      Civil War could be a trilogy all to itself, would be incredible =D also - can't wait for Ant-Man and Black Panther

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    • willw22

      Apr 24th 2012, 18:27

      Maybe an avengers film to kick off civil war then some stand alone movies during the war then an avengers films to end it.

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    • FBMBurgess

      Apr 24th 2012, 18:33

      Civil War is an excellent idea, and easily doable. I think they should start it in Avengers 2, continue it in stand-alone films, then conclude it in Avengers 3. Epic.

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    • localblossom

      Apr 24th 2012, 19:58

      The idea is to replicate that experience of the comics, so we’ve got these individual solo titles, then the crossovers every few years, I would love to replicate that every three or four years." You'd better get strapped in for the ride. Regards http://www.localblossom.com/toronto

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    • localblossom

      Apr 24th 2012, 19:58

      Local Blossom Toronto

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    • FBSBednarek

      May 6th 2012, 23:12

      Boooo Ant-Man, Boooo Luke Cage, Booo Blank Panther... MAKE THE DEADPOOL MOVIE ALREADY

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