‘Iron Man’ and Falcon Spinoffs Are a No, Says…Well, Marvel
Elsewhere in the Marvel universe, while execs are in the midst of a tizzy with all the 'Avengers' stars wanting more zeros on their 'Avengers 2' paychecks, rumors of possible spinoffs have been circulating -- an 'Iron Man' spinoff for Don Cheadle's Rhodey or perhaps even a 'Captain America' spinoff for Anthony Mackie's Falcon. So what's the latest on this front? A resounding no, that's what.
Sparked by a recent interview with Cheadle about 'Iron Man 3' and a possible War Machine spinoff, fans have been buzzing about whether this and/or others were secretly in the works. Collider recently chatted with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige to get a response to this matter, and you know what he said? "No." Though we may all be hoping for one somewhere down the road, the team isn't currently working on them.
It makes sense. The studio is trying to squeeze every penny around Robert Downey Jr.'s enormous payday for 'Iron Man 3' (and he's working on getting an even bigger one for 'The Avengers 2'), and now Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Rufallo, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Hemsworth all want the same. So we should have guessed there'd be a lack of wiggle room in the budget.
What do we have to look forward to on the official Marvel movie docket? 'Thor 2' (November 8, 2013), 'Captain America 2' (April 4, 2014), 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (August 1, 2014), 'The Avengers 2' (May 1, 2015), 'Ant-Man' (November 6, 2015) and 'Doctor Strange' some time in Phase 3, with more on the way. So...there's that.