Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Talks THE AVENGERS 2, DOCTOR STRANGE, and More

     March 6, 2013

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In addition to recently talking about Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also spoke about Phase Two and Phase Three of the upcoming Marvel Movies.  First, he talked about how Phase Two and The Avengers 2 will be about taking these characters deeper.  Speaking to SFX Magazine, Feige says “Almost whatever the heck else is happening is gravy in that franchise, because all I care about is Bruce and Tony, Tony and Steve, Widow and Bruce – and how Thor fits into it, because he’s always the outsider amongst outsiders. So I think that’s where the value lies. And going deeper amongst those characters in those relationships.”  So it looks like when we finally come back around to The Avengers in 2015, we’ll be seeing the same team but with a different mood based on what happened to the characters earlier in Phase Two.

However, we might be seeing some new members on the team as well.  Hit the jump for more including what we might see from Doctor Strange.

avengers-movie-posterContinuing on about The Avengers 2, Feige tells SFX that they like how the comics don’t simply have one set team of Avengers and how they might like to play with that idea when the next film installment comes around:

“I think it’s not a secret that Joss and I and all of us at Marvel think that part of the fun of Avengers is the rotating team, for sure [laughs].”

That doesn’t sound like a firm commitment to a rotating team, and of course the danger is in throwing in new characters where we have to pause and get acquainted with a new face.  Part of why The Avengers worked is that we don’t have to get know Loki, and I assume that we’ll be seeing Thanos again before he shows up in the Avengers 2 (probably in Guardians of the Galaxy).

Past The Avengers 2, audiences will want to keep an eye out for Doctor Strange.  Feige clarifies that just as Phase Two isn’t entirely about the cosmic, Phase Three isn’t entirely about magic (which is fairly obvious since Phase Three kicks off with Ant-Man, a scientist):

“I’m not looking at Phase One as grounded and Phase Two as cosmic and Phase 3 as magic. The films are all so eclectic and different from each other that you can’t overarchingly categorize them like that. If and when we enter the magic arena, it will be through Doctor Strange. Sure, obviously. And that’s to me what’s exciting about Doctor Strange.”

By the time we finally get around to Doctor Strange (2016 at the earliest), audiences will probably have seen so much from the Marvel Universe that magic should be no big deal as long the film is sure to establish the boundaries of the Sorcerer Supreme’s abilities.

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