Exactly how much bigger can the Marvel Cinematic Universe get? Well, the man with the mind behind Marvel, Kevin Feige, is hoping that with time and patience, it can get a whole lot bigger.
In a recent interview with Jeremy Lasky, the co-founder of Perception, the company that helms the logo designs for Marvel Studios, Feige was asked if he would like to expand the MCU even further.
“Yes, of course! My goal is to replicate the experience that comic book fans have reading the books up on the screen and we’ve been able to accomplish that beyond my wildest dreams over the last ten years. And certainly, including Spidey in Civil War, in the upcoming Infinity War, is yet another dream that I didn’t even dare to talk about publicly because I thought the odds of it were very slim.”
As of now, Feige says there are currently no efforts to bring any more Marvel strays back home.
“So, no plans beyond that for the few remaining characters that aren’t already in the MCU but never say never. Who knows what can happen in the future?” said Feige.
If the deal between Marvel and Sony works out well for both companies, and it looks likely it will, the rights holders of the estranged Marvel properties may be encouraged to negotiate a similar deal.
Marvel is so good at bringing their characters to the screen that it actually makes sense for the other companies that hold Marvel properties to let the studio work their magic on said characters (We’re looking at you, Fantastic Four). The benefit comes with letting a production team, that has proven itself time and time again, take control of the characters, not to mention being included as part of the gold standard when it comes to shared universes.
As calculating as Marvel has been since the inception of MCU, it is safe to assume that Feige has looked past the end of the current movie slate to a time when Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and the rest of the current Marvel stars either become too old to play their characters, or simply no longer want to be involved.
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SOURCE: Jeremy Lasky (via ComicBook.com)