With Walt Disney Studios essentially one step closer to ruling the world, one thought that’s been on the mind of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is what the future looks like with Fox’s Marvel characters on the way.
While at the Golden Globes, Kevin Feige discussed a variety of topics, but one that came up was what the future of Marvel Studios would be once Walt Disney’s acquisition of Fox is complete. To Feige, it’s not just about the big-name characters, but the fact that this might be the closest Marvel will have to accessing that catalog of characters and names:
“The truth is I’m excited for all of them. And it’s not just the marquee names, you know. There are hundreds of names on those agreements and the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters is something I’ve been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. It’s very exciting.”
Here, you can watch Kevin Feige discuss Fox’s Marvel characters in the video below at the 3:04 mark.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on when #AvengersEndgame got its title, how #CaptainMarvel is looking, the Disney-Fox merger, and more from the #GoldenGlobes red carpet pic.twitter.com/pSE7lgNM4U
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 7, 2019
It remains to be seen what the future will indeed look like not just for the MCU, but Fox’s Marvel projects as a whole after Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants hit theaters this year. What about other projects like Drew Goddard’s X-Force or Gambit or Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom film, just to name a few? Do they continue and are just folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Do the properties live on in the MCU as a way to establish a multiverse? And do creative forces like Lauren Shuler Donner, Noah Hawley, Simon Kinberg, Matt Nix, Ryan Reynolds and Josh Boone, remain? The fact is no one seems to know the answer to that part, but for Kevin Feige, whose work dates back to the first X-Men film alongside Donner, the possibilities appear to be endless. What do you think of the upcoming merger between the two companies? Furthermore, what do you think this means for the entertainment industry moving forward?
Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Captain Marvel will hit theaters on March 8, 2019. Dark Phoenix will arrive on June 7, 2019.
Source: MTV News
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.