Marvel boss Kevin Feige has been speaking to SFX about the upcoming second phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Primarily, about how ‘cosmic’ the films will be, and if there is going to be any connectivity between the films.
“The Thor film and the Guardians Of The Galaxy film certainly are cosmic. Guardians and Thor will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians, which is 95% in space. I think Iron Man 3 shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into the characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey. And Captain America will showcase…
What’s exciting to me about Cap – sort of about Iron Man 3 too if you look at it – is it’s tonally almost like a different genre. Shane Black’s described Iron Man 3 as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film – we got Joe Johnston because we said, ‘We want to do a ’40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.’ I love that we’re doing a sequel to a film that’s a completely different genre than the first film. I think that’s fun. And the comics do it all the time.”
Feige also talked about Guardians of the Galaxy, and whether it will be as important to The Avengers 2 as the other Marvel films were to The Avengers.
“It’s much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in Guardians, but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.”
As it stands, this is the list of releases planned for Marvel Studios;
April 26 2013 – Iron Man 3
November 8 2013 – Thor: The Dark World
April 4 2014 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
August 1 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy
May 1 2015 – The Avengers 2