The Playlist

Disney Meets With Marvel About More Potential ‘Avengers’ & ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Spin-Off Solo Films

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • April 16, 2014 1:58 PM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
Guardians Of The Galaxy/Avengers
Everyone wants a spin-off. That’s the talk du jour. It’s not enough to just have a franchise, you need solo films to keep that franchise going and going. It’s the new black: release a movie every other year while the main mothership has its flagship super-movie every two or three years, right? Fox hopes to do the same with the “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” series and Mystique (a mooted spin-off while the super-hero team carries on every other few years). And Marvel obviously already has this plan in place: an “Avengers” movie ever few years and in between them they have their solo character movies, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Ant-Man,” “Thor: The Dark World” etc.

‘Ant-Man’ Finds A New Villain; Kevin Feige Talks ‘Captain America 2’ Easter Eggs & ‘Age Of Ultron’

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • April 5, 2014 3:17 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
The Avengers
Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" seems to be done most of its major casting, but one more name has been announced. Relative unknown and "Terminator 3" actor Matt Gerard has joined the cast as the movie's villain; or one of them anyhow. The identity of that villain is currently unknown and like most Marvel movies, we assume they'll be more than one antagonist

Kevin Feige Says Marvel Movie Map Plotted To 2028, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Spinoffs Considered

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 3, 2014 10:28 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
There are no sure things in the movie business, and audience tastes can change at any time, but right now, Marvel is as close to a solid bet as it gets. The comic studio is simply dominating the genre by not only delivering what fans want, but staying (mostly) true to the characters, and creating a world that audiences are clearly invested in to the tune of $1.5 billion in worldwide sales for "The Avengers." And it's a not a shock that Marvel has captured the attention of the business world.

Check Out Captain America's Different Cultural Catch-Up Lists Plus Lindsay Lohan Says She Was Almost In 'Avengers' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 1, 2014 9:25 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Captain America US Checklist
In a few days Steve Rogers is back in theatres in the U.S. with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and with that comes a variety of interesting tidbits not only about the film, but about what's coming down the line too.

Kevin Feige Talks Hunt For ‘Doctor Strange’ Director, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Won’t Be “Inhumans” & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
  • |
  • March 14, 2014 10:17 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Doctor Strange
With only a mere four massive franchise installments prepped for this year and next, Kevin Feige and Marvel have begun delving into one of the more mystical of their properties, “Doctor Strange.” Reports that Johnny Depp might play the titular superhero were quickly dashed, and a list of potential directors for the film has gained traction, with such names as Jonathan Levine (“50/50”), Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”), and Mark Andrews (“Brave”) in the mix. But while Feige has confirmed meeting those names, he’s also said they’re not as close to deciding as some might believe.

Kevin Feige Not Worried About Batman Showdown, Talks 'Black Widow' Film & 'Thor 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 13, 2014 10:21 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Kevin Feige's job not only requires him to ensure that the current crop of Marvel movies make it to the big screen the way the studio wants, but he also has to keep an eye on how things are developing on projects years off in the distance. And part of that means trying to stay a step ahead of the competition who are quickly moving to copy the Marvel playbook. One of the big showdowns on the calendar arrives on May 5, 2016 when Warner Bros. will drop their "Man Of Steel" sequel opposite an as-yet-unannounced Marvel movie. But if someone is going to blink and move, it won't be Feige.

Kevin Feige Denies Johnny Depp Rumors For 'Doctor Strange'; 'Skins' & 'This Is England' Writer To Pen 'Sandman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 26, 2014 2:45 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Johnny Depp Dr. Strange
As per usual in Marvel land, as "Doctor Strange" begins coming together, a plethora of rumors are swirling. There's already of a grab bag of possible directors, but no buzz has been juicier than reports that Johnny Depp was being approached for the title. But as these things usually go, almost immediately after it was announced, word came in that talk was either premature or that the intel itself old news, and not worth bothering with. And now Marvel honcho Kevin Feige has weighed in on the Depp as Doctor Strange debacle.

Marvel's Kevin Feige Continues To Tease A Possible 'Black Widow’ Movie Starring Scarlett Johansson

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • February 14, 2014 5:51 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Black Widow
“We’ve already started discussions with Scarlett [Johansson] about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts, but ‘The Avengers’ comes first.” Marvel chief Kevin Feige said in 2010 about a solo Black Widow movie, the spy character that in “Iron Man 2” and “The Avengers.” In 2011 he added, "There's no definitive plans, but we have started talking and talking with Scarlett Johansson about what a Widow movie could be.”

What Does The Netflix Partnership Mean For The Marvel Universe? 7 Points To Consider

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • November 8, 2013 1:44 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Marvel/NetFlix
Has the revolution begun? Netflix announced just a few days ago that they had delivered 2 billion hours of just streaming content in their fourth quarter this year. Before that, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos provoked the industry with a confrontational keynote speech about releasing films day-and-date on the streaming service and warning theater owners that they will "kill movies" if they continue to resist multi-platform distribution. A convenient, self-serving statement, he's since back pedaled away from those comments (after all, it’s Netflix who mostly benefits here).

Interview: Kevin Feige On 'Thor: The Dark World,' Firing Carter Burwell & Reclaiming 'X-Men' & 'Spider-Man'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • October 30, 2013 4:11 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Kevin Feige has made a pretty good case for being the most successful Hollywood producer of recent years. The 40-year-old President of Production at Marvel Studios started barely a decade ago, graduating from being Lauren Shuler Donner's assistant to associate producer on the first "X-Men" movie — the film that launched the 21st century wave of comic book film — and since then, has had some kind of role or credit on every Marvel-derived project.

Email Updates

Recent Comments