When the first photo was released of the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' there was a significant backlash at the lack of women in that photo. (The female side of the cast has grown since that photo was released.) For all the success that Marvel Studios has experienced since 2008's 'Iron Man,' what they haven't yet pulled off is a female-led standalone film. Now, a Captain Marvel (aka Ms. Marvel) movie is heavily rumored to be happening at some point, but until that happens, does Marvel President Kevin Feige think about the potential backlash if that doesn't happen soon?
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, is currently making the press rounds in support of the new Marvel cosmic adventure, 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' In the new film, the cinematic version of the Nova Corp. is introduced -- basically an interstellar band of police officers that serve as foils to the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the comics, a man named Richard Rider becomes the Earth-centric superhero Nova, but he's not a part of the new film. (Unless the as-yet-unseen post-credits scenes have anything to do with Rider.) While speaking to Feige on Monday afternoon, we asked about Richard Rider's lack of inclusion in the film ... and we asked if we would know who's playing Doctor Strange before the end of this week's San Diego Comic Con. (The full interview with Feige will publish the week of release.)
It turns out that the character of Namor is so wrapped up in red tape that it's impossible to see when or if he could make it to he big screen from anyone.
Up until this point, we haven't heard any real explanation from Marvel or Edgar Wright on why the two sides parted ways on the 'Ant-Man' movie. Besides a few tweets, Wright has stayed mum on specifics, but now Marvel president Kevin Feige opened up about the departure.
We're just over a month away from the release of 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' the highly-anticipated intergalactic superhero film from Marvel, but there's already talk of possible sequels from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. The executive also has some hints about 'Ant-Man,' which recently picked up director Peyton Reed and writer Adam McKay.
We theorized that Vin Diesel was secretly cast as Thanos under the guise of Groot, but, now 'Guardians' director James Gunn says that's not true and we're right back to square one. During the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' fan Q&A on Facebook yesterday, one fan did God's work and asked Gunn straight up who would be playing Thanos.
The name on everybody's lips in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Thanos. Ever since the epically powerful comic book bad guy made an appearance in the post-credits scene for 'The Avengers,' thereby confirming his presence in future movies, inquiring minds have been dying to know which actor will portray him on the big screen. According to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, an actor has already been cast, but he doesn't plan on spoiling the big reveal just yet.
While most of us don't have an idea what Marvel Studios is planning beyond 2016 (and, let's be honest, there's a whole cottage industry built around speculating what those future titles are), but Marvel knows exactly what they're doing. In fact, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has a map in his office that plots out the next 15 years of Marvel movies, all the way to 2028.
Since 2011 Marvel has been pushing to release two films a year. Last year gave us 'Iron Man 3' and 'Thor: The Dark World' with this year offering both 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' while 2015 will bring 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and 'Ant-Man.' And as the studio keeps having hits, they may expand their slate to release three to four films a year.