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One Franchise To Rule Them All: Kevin Feige Says Marvel Planning As Far Ahead As 2021

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by Cain Rodriguez
August 8, 2013 9:36 AM
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Sure, Warner Bros. is finally making the tentative steps towards the inevitable “Justice League” movie along with the much-discussed “Superman vs. Batman” movie, but the studio is still way behind what Marvel has done with their cinematic universe. Since the surprise success of “Iron Man” in 2008, under Kevin Feige, the company has rigidly mapped and guided the increasingly complex universe from box office success to box office success. In an interview with Wired, Feige sheds some light on what the future holds for the comics giant.

While talking with the magazine, Feige casually said that Marvel has mapped its universe far past “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” telling Wired “I could arguably say what we’re planning for the year 2021.” Despite sounding a tad flippant, Marvel’s head honcho clarified, “Will that happen? I don’t know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening.”

What sort of things does the studio have planned? Well, Feige doesn’t outright say anything, but seeing as we’re getting a “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, expect to see stranger characters and properties getting some time in the limelight, like Doctor Strange or Nova. What do you folks think? Are you excited for the plan or are you sick of studios obsessively planning out franchises years in advance (see: “The Amazing Spider-Man” or “Star Wars” or "Avatar")? Let us know below.

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2 Comments

  • CB | August 8, 2013 12:32 PMReply

    Pretty sick of this franchise-masterplan mindset. I grew up in the 90s loving all things Spider-Man/Marvel, but now I just think: "Enough is enough". Spider-Man hasn't been relevant since 2004, cinematically speaking, and besides the first Iron Man (which is okay despite a cop out climax with robots smashing each other) and maybe The Avengers (which is ridiculously overrated and not as far from Transformers territory as fanboys like to think), the Marvel films, in my opinion, are crap. Plain and simple dumb, mediocre studio films with predictable plots, boring characters, ugly tv-movie-level cinatography (hello, Joss Whedon, your movie looks shït). I don't get the Marvel love from some online blogs (crappy geek sites like Collider.com). Marvel is not the filmmaker-friendly, cutting-edge studio some would like to think they are. Some people make it sound like they're as "bold" as Pixar were in the 90s. Bullshït, they're cashing in on all the geeks who buys a ticket for anything with a comic book tag on it.

  • Ddt | August 8, 2013 10:22 AMReply

    The fact that some people are still thinking that The Avengers was a huge success "just cuz it had a bunch of superheroes in it" is hilarious (yeah I'm talking to you WB/DC).

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