Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Covers Are Here
The Ultrinos are mutating...
Julianne Moore And Eddie Redmayne Win At The Screen Actors Guild Awards
Birdman nabs ensemble
Quentin Tarantino Adds Three To The Hateful Eight
As shooting starts... Probably literally.
Warner Bros. Aims For The Jetsons Again
The latest attempt is animated
New Westworld Image Arrives
And Jonah Nolan talks his plans for the series
Luke Evans Officially Off The Crow Reboot
He's left the nest
Knock Knock Teaser Trailer Online
Keanu Reeves shouldn't answer the door...
American Sniper Still Atop US Box Office
While Mortdecai flops badly
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Covers Are Here
The Ultrinos are mutating...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Judge (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Le Jour Se Lève
Empire Star Rating
Moebius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Marvel Boss Kevin Feige On Phase 2
The studio head on what to expect next

04 March 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: SFX

submit to reddit

Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, is teetering between two different 'Phases': Phase 1 was Iron Man 1 and 2, The Incredible Hulk, Cap', Thor and The Avengers. Phase 2 is Cap' 2, Thor The Dark World, Iron Man 3, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Avengers 2. But, without giving away too many details, what can we expect?

"Guardians and Thor will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians, which is 95% in space," Feige tells SFX. "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.

"What’s exciting to me about Cap' [2] – 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 II 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.”

It's to be expected from the boss of spoiler-sensitive studio like Marvel to be as circuituious like this, but it's good to see these glimmers of how Team Marvel approach different projects. Plus, Iron Man 3 is like a Tom Clancy thriller? Now that sounds like good news...

As to whether Guardians Of The Galaxy will feed into The Avengers sequel, Feige is happy to dismiss that: "I would say that it does not. 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.”

Also, we now know that 'Guardians' is the best way to abbreviate Guardians Of The Galaxy, rather than, say, GOTG. An important fact to learn, there.

 

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Slight Update On Tomb Raider Reboot
Lara Croft will return. Probably.
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Behold, the Anti-article
Is it just me or does this article tell us nothing about anything. In fact I now know less about these films than I did before I read it. More

Posted by haranjen at 20:45 on 04 March 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

Ghost In The Shell: A Crash Course
Everything you need to know about Scarlett Johansson’s anime remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)