Kevin Feige Talks About That Additional AVENGERS Scene, the Status of ANT-MAN, and Who Owns QUICKSILVER and THE SCARLET WITCH

     April 19, 2012


With less than a month before May 4 release date, the cast of The Avengers shot an additional scene last week.  That was probably never meant to be public information, but nobody other than Robert Downey Jr. has any control over what RDJ decides to announce at press conferences.  Marvel president Kevin Feige downplayed the importance of the additional shooting at the European premiere:

“I will tell you this: It was not a scene. It was not a scene. There’s little things. It’s been blown out of proportion. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they’re true sometimes they’re not.” [Blogomatic 3000]

Okay, so it was not “a scene.”  But it was something that they couldn’t shoot with body doubles.  The myth of what happened that night is almost certainly better than the truth, so maybe it’s best we keep the mystery box shut.  As always, Feige is a wealth of information on all things Marvel, so hit the jump for his recent comments on the status of Ant-Man and who owns the rights to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

ant man movieHey U Guys caught up with the forthright executive at that European premiere, and asked about Ant-Man, which has been in development under the stewardship of Edgar Wright for several years now.  Feige responded:

“It’s as close as it’s ever been.  Edgar is getting excited to get behind the camera again and start some advanced prep work for Ant-Man… We are going to take some forward steps in a few months that will bring it closer than ever. In terms of release date, I don’t know.”

Later he refers to Ant-Man as The Edgar Wright Show, which is a) great news for the movie and, b) a late night show I would watch every night.  (I’ll start a petition after I post this article.)  Feige recently told us to “pay attention to [Wright's] tweets in the coming months,” so either Ant-Man truly is finally coming together, or Feige is getting our hopes up way too high.

Among more Marvel minutia, Feige discussed the film rights for minor characters.  Fox owns the rights to X-Men, so it could use the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in an X-Men movie if they wanted.  But Marvel could use the same characters in an Avengers movie.  Feige says there are very few characters (mostly these two and the Skrulls) that fall into that gray area.

If you’re interested in that level of detail, you should definitely watch the full interview clip, and stay for bullet points of all our recent Avengers coverage below.

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  • Eric Nixon

    What if it’s an after credits scene and one of the characters shifts in to a Skrull? I’d crap my pants right there in the theater!

    • Ur mom

      I know what the post-credits scene is and it has nothing to do with that. I could tell you what it is but I don’t want to spoil anyone, so if you want to know, just ask.

      • Reggie

        ok so what is it then?

      • Prathap Kutty

        its nothing. its basically the avengers sitting together eating shwarma at a diner after a hard days work

      • THundersauresrex

        Its a purple skinned Titan that only comic nerds will LOVE. thats the post credit scene. and its not post. its midway

  • Tyler

    Okay, so they got all of the actors together in full wardrobe and its “not a scene”? Hmmm…

  • Carmichael

    I hope is all the Avengers in costume singing “Built me up Buttercup” from The Foundations.

  • Strong Enough

    i just wanna punch that guy in the face.

    douchebag smile


    I wanna know!

  • mike.a

    I’d love to see Quicksilver and scarlet witch in the next avengers. Marvel better get quicksilver on the big screen soon before dc decides to make a flash movie.

  • Mr. J

    i think it would make more sense for quicksilver and scarlet witch to be added in an x men movie, more if fox is steaming up its “first class” franchise, after all they’re magneto’s kids so they could be used to expand his story. the downside is that once fox uses them there’s no way for them to cross over to the avengers franchise. these are the things that makes me wish for a coproduction between studios; wouldn’t it be great seeing spidey fighting alongside ironman (iron spider anyone?) or the entire marvel universe (something like onslaught, civil war) just like in the comics?

  • Harry

    they used quicksilver in wolverine anyway

    • Him

      No he wasn’t, maybe u thinking of cannonball (the one in the harness in the cage). The closest one to quicksilver is the girl from X3.

  • Ramon

    This is very interesting. I wonder why Whedon and Feige didn’t go with the Skrulls as the alien invaders if they had the rights? It could have set up a whole number of possibilities for a sequel Secret Invasion storyline.

  • Ur mom

    @Reggie SPOILER ALERT: the post-credits scene starts with one of the aliens entering a dark, gloomy room and there’s a throne in front of him with the chair facing back. He tells his “lord” that Loki failed the deal of taking over Earth. But, the “lord” said that was actually a success. The chair turns around and the “lord” happens to be THANOS!! Then he said it’s his turn next to do something about it. It was AWESOME!!

    • iloveavengers

      U can’t confuse the MID credit scene with the POST credit scene

    • Giovanni

      Whats your proof ? Did you see an advanced screening ? and what is MID credit scene mean ?

      • Joe

        Mid credit, that is before the full run of the credits sequence. Then after the final credit line, there is another scene…which is the secret hush hush one Feige was asked about in this interview.

  • Joe

    Man, does Kevin Feige have the best job in the world? Other RDJ being able to play Tony Stark/Iron Man of course!

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