"The Avengers" wowed everyone who saw it during its world premiere Wednesday night, and it seems as though the long anticipated ensemble Marvel superhero flick will actually live up to the hype. But even though this film shows the Avengers working together for the first time, we can't help but be excited for their future standalone sequels too.
Producer Kevin Feige has been making the media rounds to promote "The Avengers" and has dished to various outlets on nearly every upcoming project that Marvel has. From "Iron Man 3" to "Guardians of the Galaxy," Feige was able to give updates on the statuses and plots of each of their many future movies. To make your life easier, we've included his statements from his various interviews to present you with your daily dose of Marvel news. Enjoy!
There Will Likely Be An "Avengers 2"
“I loved that in comics, you could read all your individual heroes and you could follow their adventures, then every few years there’d be a crossover event that would bring them all together, in one book," Feige told The Hollywood Reporter. "Then they’d go their separate ways again, have their own adventures, and a few years later, they’d get back together again. I want to replicate that in movies."
Even better, Joss Whedon could direct it. Feige said, "We did that before he wrote one word of the script." He added that the director was optioned for the sequel, which means the studio and talent can work out an agreement for a future film when it comes to that time.
"Iron Man 3" Will Be All About Tony Stark
"'Iron Man 3' is a full-on Tony Stark-centric movie and is very much inspired by the first half of 'Iron Man 1'," Feige told Collider. "Metaphorically, we’re not going back to the cave there’s nothing like that, but we’ve always said let’s get Tony back to the cave, which is he’s stripped of everything, he’s backed up against a wall, and he’s gotta use his intelligence to get out of it. He can’t call Thor. He can’t call Cap. He can’t call Nick Fury, and he can’t look for the Helicarrier in the sky."
Loki Won't Be The Only Villain In "Thor 2"
"Loki has a part, but there will be a different villain, another big villain. But you can't do a 'Thor' movie without Loki," Feige teased to Collider. He added that the heart of the movie will be about exploring the relationship between Thor and Jane. "We're acknowledging that that love story in the first movie was sort of a quick crush, essentially, over the course of three quick days in the middle of the desert. And [the heart of the movie is also] the relationship between Thor and Odin, which does change drastically as it did over the course of the first movie, and picks up and continues from there."
Captain America Might Get A New Sidekick In His Sequel
The Huffington Post pointed out to Feige that Captain America always has a sidekick in the comics, and asked Feige if Cap will get a new one in his upcoming sequel. Feige's answer was intentionally vague. "It is interesting that you ask that question. And I'm not going to give you an answer. But I will give you kudos for pointing that out and recognizing that," he teased. When HuffPo said they were fans of the "Captain America and the Falcon" era, Feige paused for a second and answered carefully, "That was a fun era."
"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Is Also High On Marvel's Priorities List
In addition to all the upcoming Marvel sequels, the studio is looking to bring some new superheroes to the big screen as well. "I think whether it's Ant-Man, or Dr. Strange, or The Inhumans, or The Guardians of the Galaxy," Feige teased to CraveOnline. And don't expect to see any familiar characters playing the leading roles in "Guardians of the Galaxy." "It's more Star-Lord and Drax and Gamora, and less Vance Astro and that team," Feige said.
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