Marvel's Kevin Fiege Talks Thanos' Future, Avengers 3, More
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.26.2014
Marvel head discusses future of MCU...
SuperHeroHype spoke with Marvel's Kevin Fiege at Comic-Con. Highlights are below.
On Thanos becoming bigger and his future: "I'm glad it feels like he will be a big deal. He's not a part of "Avengers 2." I think Thanos does what he wants and shows up where he wants to, and you don't tell him otherwise. But we are still making "Avengers 2″ so nothing is ruled out. In "Guardians" Thanos is just another step forward from Avengers. We wanted Ronan to be the bad guy, did not want to spend too much time with Thanos but wanted to show there was a guy behind the guy, the Emperor from "Empire Strikes Back," behind Darth Vader. Just to get him in his throne, leaning back and smirking."
On balancing new films and sequels: "Looking forward, I like the idea of an existing franchise, taking it to new places, and then the next being a new franchise, each year. Like next year with "Avengers" and Ant Man."
On going forward each year as oppose to rebooting franchises like WB and FOX: "We want to be wary of continuity collapsing in on itself. I like the idea of watching all the "Captain America" films as just one series. Or just the "Iron Man" or "Avengers" films. But you could also watch them in each phase."