Usually Marvel is tightlipped about talking about its future properties.
But, it seems like Marvel President Kevin Feige was in a talking mood.
During a question and answer session at CineEurope in Barcelona, he addressed many of the Marvel properties including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Ant-Man,” “Doctor Strange” and its television shows. He even talked about the possibility of crossover of Spider-Man and X-Men into Marvel movies.
Read this article for updates on “Ant-Man.”
Guardians of the Galaxy
With this film set to be in theaters later this summer, there’s already a lot of speculation of multiple movies from this property.
However, Feige claimed there are no concrete plans at this time for more movies unless this movie is a big hit.
“There are dozens and dozens of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ storylines—there’s a group that came about in the ‘60s, they were revamped again in the ‘80s and they changed into this incarnation that you see in this movie about eight or nine years ago—so there are a lot of other characters and worlds and stories,” he said.
He may be overly cautious, but so far the trailers do look pretty good.
With Scott Derrickson recently announced as director for “Doctor Strange,” Feige hinted the storytelling will be a lot different from previous Marvel movies—mainly introducing the supernatural side of the Marvel Universe.
Feige updated that Marvel is about to hire Jon Spaights to redo a draft and cast announcements will be made in the next two months. The production will begin next spring.
Crossover Films Possibility?
Feige discounted the possibilities of having Marvel crossover films with Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men franchise or Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man.
“Fox is doing very well - Days Of Future Past just came out, was a big hit, was a very, very good movie. As long as they keep doing that they'll be able to keep those rights. Sony - same thing - has very long term plans for Spidey, and I think as long as they keep doing that and as long as they keep succeeding, Sony will have Spidey for a long time,” he said.
Of course, nothing is impossible.
As for the television shows, the programs based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will be very similar on how “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter” series operate with the cinematic universe.
The shows will have a loose connection to the overall storyline.
He elaborated, "But, just like the most important thing for us with each film is that each film works independently and stands alone as a great movie, and then the fun part is it connecting to the other world; I think the TV group is doing the exact same thing with each series."
Source: Total Film