Kevin Feige talks Marvel films plus exclusive S.H.I.E.L.D. poster at SDCC
As we get closer to the almighty San Diego Comic-Con, comic book film news is ramping up and producer Kevin Feige has discussed some interesting topics in regards to the many characters and films under the umbrella of Marvel. You can read all of the details here and here respectively, but I've listed some of the more interesting tidbits for you below.
In regards to how people perceive Edgar Wright leaving ANT-MAN:
[Edgar Wright] said, 'OK, lets put out a statement and let people know its not screaming and fighting and dramatic. It just came to came down to creative differences.' And I said, Well, nobodys ever gonna believe that because thats what everybody always says. And Edgar said But that is what it is. He was nervous about what the perception would be, and I said to Edgar Dont worry about it, because the perception will be that the evil studio squashes the innocent filmmaker. That will be the perception no matter what, and that is the perception, but its much more complicated than that. There is always a middle ground that we find, and it just became clear that both of us was just being too polite over the past eight years I guess! Then it was clear that, Oh youre really not gonna stop talking about that note? Oh, youre really not gonna do that note? Alright this isnt working.
If Scott Derrickson's previous directorial efforts in the horror genre are any indicator for the direction Doctor Strange is going:
I would say you can certainly look at the past work of the filmmakers we hire as a bit of an indication for the tone of the movie, but not necessary everything. The Russos, who are well known for their sitcoms, there is nothing sitcom about The Winter Soldier! No, I wouldnt say just because he has only done horror movies means that Doctor Strange is going to be a horror movie. It means he is a talented filmmaker who we think could add something unique and very fresh to the particular franchise. But there could be scary moments. There are scary moments in all our movies! There are some scary people that Strange has to deal with, I will say.
Whether or not we may see the Guardians of the Galaxy team up with the Avengers:
I dont know. Part of the fun of the comics is that could happen. Any character could interact with any other character because they inhabit the same time period and the same universe. And certainly it is the inclusion of Thanos most specifically that is a declaration to audiences who are paying attention that this is connected to those other universes. Part of the fun is that it could happen someday. I dont know when that would be. Or maybe I know and Im not going to tell you!
I'd say that Marvel's future looks very fruitful, and the grosses of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY may be an indicator that audiences are willing to let Marvel take them into different and new territories. Of course, they haven't forgotten about their TV shows either. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is gearing up to start it's new season in September, and Agent Carter will be following sometime in the year 2015. Marvel will have an exclusive poster celebrating these two shows that will only be available at their booth at the SDCC, but I've included it below for your viewing pleasure.
Marvel's next endeavor, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, his theaters August 1, 2014.
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