Kevin Feige Talks New Characters in ‘Avengers 2′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 7:22 pm,

Avengers 2 Characters Kevin Feige Talks New Characters in Avengers 2

During the Avengers panel at New York Comic-Con this past weekend, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige had to field several questions about a topic that fans are already buzzing about: Where does the Marvel Movie Universe go next, once The Avengers is finished its run in theaters?

In addition to what Feige said during the panel about possible Marvel Cosmic projects like Guardians of the Galaxy, he also dropped word that Avengers 2 will likely feature a different team roster than the first film.

IGN was able to get the scoop when they asked Feige direct if we would be seeing some different Avengers in the next film – to which Feige responded:

“Absolutely. That’s the fun of it — introducing new characters. Seeing: ‘How will things change after Iron Man goes through his next adventure? After Thor goes through his next adventure? If we do another Cap adventure, how will things change? The dynamic between them? Their own worlds? So that the dynamic in Avengers 2 is actually quite different than it is in the first one.”

Now, on the surface, this is a no-brainer: Marvel has signed a lot of the actors in The Avengers to multi-film contracts, yes. On the other hand, there are actors in the cast  (like Robert Downey Jr.) who will have been working on Marvel projects for over half a decade by the time Avengers 2 even begins pre-production; Downey could (and will likely) want to move on to other things.

Equally real is the fact that A) the general movie going public could be ready for some new blood in Avengers 2 (Black Panther, Hank Pym, Wasp), and B) Marvel is probably going to be expanding their universe anyway, trying to introduce characters like Dr. Strange and/or Ant-Man.

Captain AMerica Black Panther Kevin Feige Talks New Characters in Avengers 2

Will Cap be back? Will Panther Assemble for duty?

Then there’s C) the fact that the introduction of new characters and new stories for established characters (in sequels like Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2), will change the entire circumstances of Marvel’s movie world. In that sense, the Avengers sequel could, say, have Tony Stark as an administrator for S.H.I.E.L.D., or some metahuman liaison to the government, rather than playing an active role in the team  (cue brief RDJ cameo and War Machine replacement).

The only question is: which Avengers would assemble for the sequel, and which ones would be missing from active duty?

Which knew Avengers would YOU like to see in the sequel?

The Avengers will be in theaters on May 4, 2012.

The Avengers 2 doesn’t have a solid release date yet, but we do know Marvel is currently planning to have another major film event in 2017.

Source: IGN

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  1. Remember people what made the movie so good was the time it took in leading into the main action. That means that each hero had there good time on screen. You cannot hopefully think that adding three or four more avengers is going to be positive for the next movie. Spider man and wolverine became Avengers recently in the comic books. So you would have to rule them out from being in the next one. I think that marvel will only go for old school and authentic avengers, like The vision, quicksilver, the scarlet witch and the black panther, ant-man, and the Wasp. Pick two out of that group and there you will have the next two avengers. I think it will probably be the vision, because of agent Coulsin’s love for the team, and also because it can led into an Ultron scenario. And the black panther, because of the advanced scientific technology that T’chala’s (black panther) government possess in the kingdom of Wakanda in Africa. You see Stark would love to visit Wakanda and take a look at there technology. Which would bring some bad blood between Iron man and the panther. Also adamtinum and vibranium originate from Wakanda, which is the make up of Captain Americas shield.

    • the Vision, Wonder Man, and Panther would all be great characters and offer good storylines. I don’t like Pyme and wasp though… just people who can get real big or small really fast

  2. I dont understand how War Machine hasn’t been brought up by either the fanboys or writers of these ‘possible avengers 2 characters’ articles? War Maching HAS TO BE IN THE NEXT ONE!

  3. No spiderman = fail

    • spiderman is a very troubled heroe. He has to have his own moview like he does. Maybe in the avengers 3 when the distribution company releases the rights to the character

  4. I believe that the panther should come in to duty and robert downey jr. Should stay because I don’t know anyone who can take his place
    Thanos and the superscrole should be introduced along with loki

  5. I would add ant man, Luke cage, black panther, and maybe war machine

  6. I would add ant man, Luke cage, black panther, and maybe war machine.

  7. I think they should add spider man to the avengets 2, why? Spider man was not an avenger but he did help out shield. and i do find it very odd that there in new york city in the same time period as spider man? but im pretty sure that all the fans and spider man fans will be so excited that the amazing spider mans there in the air kicking ass with iron man. and it would be pretty cool that marvel reads thisand i hope that they agree with me

  8. I think they should add spider man to the avengets 2, why? Spider man was not an avenger but he did help out shield. and i do find it very odd that there in new york city in the same time period as spider man? but im pretty sure that all the fans and spider man fans will be so excited. it wouold be so cool if spider man was there kicking ass with the avengers.and i hope marvel can read this and agree

    • avengers are in chicago

  9. I would love the idea if the Black Panther and the Wasp. The Fact is for a new hero to be brought in Marvel will have to consider several things. First it would have to be a character with a quickly explained origin. Unless there is a Widow/Hawkeye film by the time of Avengers 2 they will still need to flesh out their characters more.Secondly any new character would have to be different from the established stars. They have the muscle with the Hulk and Thor so Powerman or Hercules would be retread. An A.I. (Vision) is too close to Stark’s Alfred A.I. War Machine is just to similar to Iron Man. And Spider-man is far better on his own. But picture this, a major New York battle as in The Avengers with small quick cameos by known Marvel New York Heroes, Say Thor flying past Spider-Man Dare Devil or The Fantastic Four doing battle with the Major Villan’s forces. In the Avengers Fury mentions that there are heroes popping up more often.

  10. As long as Hulk comes back, I have no complaints :)

  11. I think the Wasp or Marvel girl, My daughter loves the Avengers, but she doesnt understand why there arent more girl superheros, then again she is only 7 but i still think Marvel would expand there movie goers by adding some more female characters..

  12. My top Avengers movie:

    -Ironman, Hulk, Thor. I guess Cap is a necessity but he really doesn’t do all too much.

    =ADD: Black Panther (after a solo movie), Spider-man (I know, I know, but C’MON SONY!! Garfield’s Spidey already fits perfectly too!), and Wolverine (I know, I know, same thing as Spidey. But not quite as important).

    So yeah, take out Hawkeye and Black Widow (damn gonna miss her fine self), or maybe use them as background decoration, and bring in these 2 or 3. And it’s a wrap!

  13. Spiderman for sure I would personally want Toby maguire but the new guy would be alright too. It only makes sense that we have him in there.

  14. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) definitely earned her place in the next Avengers!

  15. Carnage or spiderman or deadpool

  16. Carnage or spiderman or deadpool should be in the advengers2

  17. I think the amazing spiderman should be in the avengers 2 because he is really really AWESOME!!!!

  18. Personally… I think that for the avengers 2, th. ey should put marvel girl, antman, and of course Spiderman but as Tobby McGuire. Either add them our use them in avengers 2. But please put Spiderman

  19. They*

  20. I am thinking about Spider Man and Black Panther being in The Avengers 2 and I think it would be cool for just them to be the 2 new Avengers also I don’t think any Avengers should be deleted from the Avengers.

  21. If I see one more person comment that spiderman or wolverine should be in the next avengers movie, I’m gonna burn something down. Fox owns the rights to spiderman and Xmen, therefore they can’t appear in any of the Avengers type movies because they are produced by Disney/Marvel. Unless the gods smile upon us (which they won’t) and fox sells the rights back to Disney, then it’s impossible. The end.

    • @Kevin. LOL! I’m with you! ughghgh!

    • Not to mention that neither Spider-Man no Wolverine should have EVER been put into the Avengers. Both are loners–Wolverine has no qualms with killing, which is not what the Avengers are about. Bendis ruined the Avengers, IMO.

  22. my opinion is put spidey in.
    pay downey jr (iron man) one more movie.
    put war machine in.
    take black wido and hawk eye out.
    put in a few X men to please fans.
    and maybe throw in a new character like black panther.

    • @Adrianpg,

      You’re either new here or trying to get people worked up.

  23. Coulson back as Vision?!? I think one more Avenger is enough, we haven’t even seen all of them together but for ONE battle. Let’s slow down people. People complained that Cap and Hawkeye were abandoned in the first one, and now you want more of the same?!? More characters=some don’t have any effect on the story.

  24. Coulson back as Vision?!? I think one more Avenger is enough, we haven’t even seen all of them together but for ONE battle. Let’s slow down people. People complained that Cap and Hawkeye were abandoned in the first one, and now you want more of the same?!?

  25. The Vision would be amazing. The Scarlet Witch could be interesting if done the right way.

  26. We know Thanos is at least going to be one of the villians so the team is going to need some real heavy hitters. If they aren’t going to bring back Thor, Hulk, and Ironman. Then how about the Sentry or Captain Marvel. Quicksilver should definitely be in it. They’ll need some muscle to maybe Shehulk or twist it with Skaar. They will need tech and firepower. Warmachine is a must and maybe Vision. Antman just don’t like and Wasp I just don’t see fighting the likes of Thanos and they are not leaders. Black Panther is a definite and either Wolverine or Spidey as fringe members to really add some spice. Also to really get going Dr. Stange, Starhawk, and Either Ironfist or Cage.

  27. They need to add the Vision. I was hoping for an Ultron tease in Avengers 1. Granted they have not introduced Hank Pym, but they could have Jarvis become sentient and progress into Ultron in Iron Man 3.

  28. Thanos and Adam Warlock need to be and should be and will be in The Avengers 2… the very ending of The Avengers clearly showed that Thanos has a very good shot at being featured in The Avengers 2

  29. I think you can add one, maybe two new characters. The screen is busy as it is and I don’t want the movie to start watering down the super heroes just to try and fit them all in. I think they have to bring in Black Panther. His character should translate to film better than any of the others IMHO. And I know he wasn’t an Avenger, but would it be too much to ask for a Sub-Mariner sighting?

    • This would be a good time to either repair some badly damaged/misused characters (Silver Surfer, Galactus) or introduce some really interesting new ones (the Inhumans, especially Black Bolt and Medusa, or better yet, Namor)while scaling back on Hawkeye and Black Widow! And can we FINALLY show some of Thor’s true strength if he’s going to be used?