President Kevin Feige has revealed that Marvel Studios have no intentions of slowing down as they have plans to keep making more films until at least 2025. It helps when you have 80 years of comic book source material to work with. There are so many stories that need to be created into live-action films and shared on the big screen. The success of Phase 3 is proof that Marvel deserves to keep the ball rolling and continue making stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Speaking on top of the success that Black Panther has done for Marvel, Feige talked to the AP regarding the future of the MCU.
“We dream big at Marvel Studios. We have very lofty aspirations at Marvel Studios. For those dreams to be surpassed is saying something. There are still things that are key elements to a lot of our characters in their comic incarnations that we haven’t even done yet for characters who have had three or four movies. It is an amazing wealth of creative material to pull from.”
It sounds like Feige was hinting that characters like Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) may not be quite done yet in the MCU despite their contracts being up after Avengers 4. So I wouldn’t rule it out for any of the characters actually leaving the MCU because nobody, but Feige and his inner circle, know what plans they have for all characters under their rights. When Thor: Ragnarok first came out in theaters, Feige came across articles that had the focus of trying to limit or bring down the momentum that Marvel was creating for their cinematic universe. Needless to say, Marvel continually leaves them in the dust and kept moving forward without looking back.
“I thought, ‘We have Black Panther coming out in three months!’ They don’t even know what’s coming. We’re always thinking ahead. Just when people think they can pin us down, we go somewhere else and that’s going to happen again after ‘Infinity War’ in the build-up to the next Avengers film. And we had meetings earlier today about 2024 and 2025.”
We have to be extremely grateful for what Feige is doing with the MCU and inventing a new style of storytelling where sequels are an integral part of the studio’s success as Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo describes.
“I think you can look at Marvel as a grand narrative experiment. Never before in films, have we seen this many franchises combined over this many years into one giant mosaic. Two-hour, two-dimensional storytelling has dominated American culture for 100 years and now we’re consuming content with such extreme speed that we need new forms of storytelling. I think what Marvel is doing is a new form of storytelling.”
Lastly, Feige describes what has made Marvel so successful with their films and why sequels are important in the MCU.
“We make movies we believe in. We make movies that we think will be entertaining to ourselves and think about ourselves as the first audience members for any movie we make. Any idea that comes up in a room: Would we be entertained by this? Would we be moved by this? Would we be surprised by this? It goes back to the movies I loved growing up. I always loved sequels. I never found myself being cynical or dismissive of sequels. If they were bad, I was disappointed. But I always loved the promise of seeing the further storylines or further adventures of characters I’d grown to love. That’s all we’re doing.”
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Source: The AP