In a recent chats with Bleeding Cool and Movies.com, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige spoke a little about the studio’s approach. As you’re probably aware, several characters have recently become available to them now that their deals with other … Continue reading

Kevin Feige Talks Punisher, Daredevil, Doc Strange, & More

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In a recent chats with Bleeding Cool and Movies.com, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige spoke a little about the studio’s approach. As you’re probably aware, several characters have recently become available to them now that their deals with other studios have expired. Many have wondered what the studio might do with their available roster growing larger every year. While countless folks are counting the days until the likes of Spider-Man, The X-Men, and the Fantastic Four can all co-exist in one cinematic universe, for now we have to be happy with characters like Daredevil and Punisher being back in the fold. But make no mistake about it, Marvel is in no rush to get these relaunched under their banner. They’d rather get it right than get it fast.

To elaborate on that a little, here are Feige’s own words:

“We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.”

On Doctor Strange, he says:

“Doc Strange, as I’ve been saying for years, is a movie I believe we should make — we’re just figuring out how to make it a great movie. It is in active development right now.” He then added, “I think it’ll be the middle of next year before we announce officially what the post Ant-Man films will be.”

He was also asked about whether or not there’d ever be a solo film for a Marvel heroine, to which he said:

“I know we have numerous exciting female heroes, whether none of them are currently slated, some of them are in development- frankly, you can look at what Jane Foster does in [Thor: The Dark World], look at Pepper Potts literally saving the day and defeating the bad guy in Iron Man 3, and I’d say we already have great female heroes that are showcased and play major roles in our universe now. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as you will see, features Black Widow in her biggest role yet in any of our films. In terms of a solo standalone female hero, I’m not sure when that will be. We make two movies a year, we’ve planned through 2015 and we have some ideas of what we’re doing in 2016 and 2017, so we’ll see what happens.”

Couple all this with the talks last week about Marvel making a big splash in television and it would appear there’s an awful lot in the works over there. Are you excited? Overwhelmed? Over it? Sound off!

Source: Bleeding Cool / Movies.com

  • TS

    nothing about people of color of course…marvel is pathetic with diversity

  • Brian Knockin

    #BLACKPANTHER PLEASE

  • Geoff Breedwell

    They did recently announce what is going to be happening at the next comic con. I’m down for it. I’m ready for CAPTAIN MARVEL and BLACK PANTHER.

  • Dyce Raptor

    Oh for fuck sakes. Apply the same principle Feige made about Daredevil/Punisher to “colored heroes”. They want to get it RIGHT, not get it FAST. Black Panther would/should be a great movie. He would be a major player in the universe. But I’d rather see them take their time making quality movies that fit the MCU.

  • TS

    There are plenty non-white characters that fit into MCU, it’s a diverse world. It’s sickening that they don’t reflect that reality in their film. As for Black Panther, he’s much more dynamic than Ant Man – esp as a solo character. Marvel wastes its actual comic book diversity. Marvel just isn’t interested in a diverse filmverse. plain and simple.

  • NihilistZerO

    I’ve long held that the PERFECT introduction to the Punisher (hopefully still played by Tom Jane) of the MCU would be Frank sitting at the Shawarma shop amongst the destruction after the Battle of New York reading a newspaper headline proclaiming someting like “The Avengers Save New York” then he looks up from the paper to see a woman being dragged into an alley. Cops are distracted with the rebuilding efforts and such and Frank takes action. It would illustrate perfectly the role/need of a street vigilante in a cosmic MCU.

  • Tyler Richardson

    I fully believe that we’ll get a “colored hero” soon enough. Am I the only person that thinks the Black Panther is lame?! Shit, I’m more excited for the Falcon in Winter Solider. I’d be more excited for Sunfire (FOX property I’m sure). But, let’s not rush to eat our shit snack too early. Oh yeah, I’ll take Captain Britain over Black Panther too. Are the X-Calibur part of FOX’s property too. They really caught a fire sale.

  • TS

    by color – I don’t mean black specifically – could apply to Asian, Latino, etc. I just used Black panther as an example. I don’t really care for Falcon all that much. Black Panther is a great character and much better than Ant man (who should really just be in an Avengers movie). I find Marvel just wants black sidekicks or minor characters – they don’t want a leading black character. Feige’s comments (this one and those before this) demonstrate that disinterest in true diversity. I could be wrong, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • DisqusSuitLarry

    Jane Foster and Pepper Potts ….. I have officially lost faith in Kevin Feige .

    Do a SILVER SABLE movie goddammit!!!!

  • DisqusSuitLarry

    Also, cast Daniel Day Lewis as Dr Strange

  • DisqusSuitLarry

    and do the INHUMANS , but don’t cast Vin Diesel as Blackbolt for f@¤k sake !!!

  • bigriver00

    No quotas in marvel comics superheroes or superhero movies. If it’s a good character and a good story make the picture…..if not, don’t make it just to fill some internet idiot racial bean-counters idea of what an “ideal” movie universe would look like.

    Femal superheroes are typically lame. Sorry, but this is a fact.

  • bigriver00

    That’s “female” as in “female superheroes (She-Hulk) are super-lame rip-offs of male superheroes. Either care enough to create something original or don’t bother tacking breasts onto a male character. It’s also lame to race-change a superhero (see: Johnny Storm.) Again, you have no limits as a comic creator…care enough to do it right or simply don’t do it.

  • Dyce Raptor

    I agree more diversity would be more interesting (even in the Shield show). But just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean there’s some grand scheme to not be diverse. You’re sounding like people on the other end of the spectrum… saying MCU is being politically correct by making a Norse god of African decent. (Not that I personally care, since he is a secondary character, and Idris Elba is badass in anything he does.

  • TS

    I didn’t agree with Elba as Hemidall. If you’re going to put a minority character use an actual black comic book character or reinvent a popular one. SHIELD has been awful as far as diversity with black characters. gender – it’s 50/50 imo.
    As I said before, I don’t think Marvel is interested based on Fiege’s comments (which is all I have to go on). I could be wrong, but I’d have to see an actual effort in the TV-verse and filmverse to believe it. Agents of SHIELD shows me Marvel is hardly interested.

  • runner_j

    I want Joe Carnahan’s version of Daredevil that he pitched to Fox just before they lost the rights back to Marvel: A trilogy of films, with the first set in 1973, the second in 1978 and the third in 1985. It sounded absolutely epic but it will never happen under the auspices of Marvel/Disney. This is the link to the demo reel Carnahan had made to demonstrate his vision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92cVd9HalHs

  • Steve-O

    Enough with Black Panther, I would so rather see a Luke Cage movie

  • Steve-O

    Yeah, Black Panther isn’t the best example, and like I said Luke Cage would make for a better movie. Sam Wilson/Falcon, looking froward to how they handle him in Cap 2.

  • venom_aa

    Oh yeah thats why nick fury is black and appears even in the agent of shields series being the most important character in the MCU right now. No diverisity..riiight

  • venom_aa

    doc strange needs to be made. The other more gritty down to earth heroes dont fit right now into the MCU. Maybe they could get some action in the tv series

  • Brian Knockin

    I want The Black Panther period he is intricate to Marvel and The Avengers

  • redskulllives

    I love how MARVEL holds true to its KKK white power ways.

  • Steve-O

    No, Nick Fury is black because the MCU one is based off of the Ultimate Universe Nick Fury…in Ultimates Vol. 1, (black) Nick Fury even speculates that Sam Jackson should play him in a movie about the Ultimates (back in the early 00′s)…though I doubt the MCU version was forced to be part of the super soldier program after Captain America was turned into a Caps-cicle and fought in WW2.