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

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 14, 2014 10:17 AM
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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
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  • March 13, 2014 10:21 AM
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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
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  • February 26, 2014 2:45 PM
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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
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  • February 14, 2014 5:51 PM
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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
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  • November 8, 2013 1:44 PM
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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
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  • October 30, 2013 4:11 PM
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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.

Kevin Feige Speaks: 5 Things Learned About Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers 3,’ Marvel’s Phase 3 Movies & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 22, 2013 5:50 PM
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It’s likely impossible to avoid at this point, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, reviews for “Thor: The Dark World” have arrived (read ours here). That means related press for all the cast and hundreds of online journals grilling Marvel Chief Kevin Feige for morsels of details about "The Avengers" sequel and what the hell is going on with Marvel’s Phase 3 plans (as of right now, it’s a lot of carved out release dates with no movies actually announced).

Ben Kingsley Says He's Working On A Secret Marvel Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2013 9:17 AM
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Depending on where you stand, how Marvel ultimately treated Mandarin in "Iron Man 3" was either a very clever and unexpected twist, or a complete betrayal of a classic comic villain. But either way, it would be hard to deny that it was great fun watching Ben Kingsley stagger and swagger his way through the role. And it seems like the execs at Marvel like him too, as it may not be the last of we've seen of Trevor Slattery.

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

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • 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.

Marvel Announces 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' As Its Sequel Title

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 20, 2013 10:27 PM
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Well, that was kind of anti-climactic. With Warner announcing an untitled Superman & Batman film for summer 2015 earlier today, fans at Comic-Con were hoping that Marvel Studios would try and top the rival studio with various possible announcements. After all, there's plenty of options, there's been an abundance of talk about Phase 3 films and Marvel has planned two dates for 2016 (May 6, July 8) and one for 2017 (May 5) without revealing what those films will be. But it wasn't meant to be if you were hoping to find out what they were. If you were expecting to receive announcements about "Dr. Strange" or "Black Panther" movies, or more casting about the "Avengers" sequel, it didn't happen.

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