Marvel is getting ready to rock the year with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming out next month in theaters. Kevin Feige, who is the president of Marvel Studios as well as the producer on all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, recently chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about what’s coming up for Marvel and more.
During the chat, Feige was asked about Avengers director Joss Whedon joining Warner Bros. to helm the upcoming Batgirl movie that he is also writing. Feige revealed that Whedon had given the Marvel Studios president a call to let him know and Feige couldn’t be more excited for Whedon’s big new gig.
“He called. A couple months ago, which he didn’t have to do and was super cool of him and super nice of him. And we couldn’t be more supportive. We want to see a Joss Whedon Batgirl film be awesome.”
In addition, Feige confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will be appearing in the fourth Avengers film. However, Feige was coy about what is in store in the future of Spider-Man in the MCU after the Homecoming sequel as he seemingly confirmed that Marvel Studios isn’t involved with the Spidey spin-off films at Sony.
“That’s as far as it goes for now. We had a very particular plan about Spidey himself.”
“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Kurt Russell as Ego, along with Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum, opens in theaters on Friday, May 5.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
5 Batgirl Stories That Should Shape Joss Whedon’s Film
Well, now that we all know Batgirl will be getting her own movie, directed by Joss Whedon no less, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of film it will be. Yeah, we had a Batgirl in the terrible Batman and Robin movie, but she wasn’t even Barbara Gordon. Gordon is so clearly the most iconic Batgirl it’s ridiculous they thought to make up some other character for the movie.
Don’t worry though, loyal Batgirl fans. It’s already been confirmed Barbara will star in the movie. While there is always room for Whedon to develop his own stories for the character, it’s more likely he will draw from a few different comics to give audiences a well-rounded introduction to the character.
So hit Next to find out more about 5 Batgirl stories Joss Whedon’s DC Extended Universe movie should borrow ideas from.