Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks ‘Avengers 2 & 3′, Thor 3, ‘Guardians’ & More [Video]

Published 1 year ago by , Updated November 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am,

WARNING: Major Thor 2 SPOILERS in this Video!!!!


We attended the Thor: The Dark World junket in London and had a chance to sit down with Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige to talk about Marvel Movie topics including the big revelations of the Thor 2 button scenes; new story details for Guardians of the Galaxy; the probability that we’ll see Thor 3 in the near future; what those two movies planned for 2016 and 2017 might be – and much more Marvel Movie goodness.

You can watch our interview with Feige in the video above, and get more detailed analysis from the interview transcript below:

Screenrant: Thor: The Dark World  is very pivotal not just for Phase 2 but setting up a lot of the Phase 3; in those button scenes we get this revelation that what we’ve been seeing now is kind of building towards something. You have the Tesseract which is the mind gem, blue, the Aether which is the power gem, red –  are we building towards an Avengers 3 with Thanos and the infinity gauntlet?

Kevin Feige: I don’t know that I would spell it out that clearly, necessarily, but certainly fans of the comics could surmise that all of this is leading somewhere. Joss’ decision to have Thanos turn around, smile to the audience at the end of ‘Avengers’, it was always the plan to show that the Tesseract was indeed an infinity stone. A lot of that will tie first into ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ which comes out next year and then where it goes from there we’ll see.

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Screenrant: The orb in Guardians: We were debating the colors: is that time or space?

Kevin Feige: Here’s what I would say I would not necessarily attribute them based on colors because you’re close but you’re not 100% right on what each one is. Did you visit the Guardian set?

Screenrant: No my co-editor he heard about it.

Kevin Feige: How the hell did you know about the orb? Look at you guys… yes the MacGuffin of ‘Guardians’ certainly plays into MacGuffins from the past.

Screenrant: And it also could be tied to the Scarlet Witch [in Avengers 2]! Reality-based powers, that’s a difficult trick to pull… But we’re talking about Thor 2, and where it ends it now seems kind of a set up for Thor 3 – is that something that’s coming in phase 3? or do we have to wait beyond that to get that?

Kevin Feige: Well we’ll see. It won’t be until probably sometime next year before we announce the 2016 movies and the 2017 movies, and a lot of that will depend on the reception to the next batch of movies. What we’re actively working on is Thor’s next appearance in ‘Age of Ultron.’ Where he goes beyond that we have a lot of ideas. You’re right that where we leave the characters in this movie sort of hints what could happen in the future, but we’ll see where that goes after ‘Avengers 2.’

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Screenrant: How do you fit Thor and Ultron in one movie? This is a movie that’s very cosmic and Ultron is a very technology based villain – how do you kind of fit those two together?

Kevin Feige: Finding that balance has always been what that cinematic universe has been about. Iron Man is a very technological hero his movies are always technologically based. The first ‘Thor’ was all about introducing Asgard and Thor in that more fantastical realm into the more reality-based MCU, and explain that obviously it might look like magic, but it’s another form of science and technology. As we go into Ultron clearly he does come out of technology, but we’re using all of our tools at our disposal that we’ve established so far as part of the MCU to build the storyline of ‘Age of Ultron.’

Screenrant: Is Joss [Whedon] in position to also architect Phase 3 or is that still being determined?

Kevin Feige: It’s still being determined. All of his efforts right now in what he’s doing for us primarily, obviously, writing and prepping ‘Age of Ultron’ but also in reading the drafts of the films in phase 2, watching early cuts and a) to inform him where the characters are going to end up in the beginning of ‘Age of Ultron’ and also to get his input and his wisdom into all of these. But right now it’s all about leading up to ‘Age of Ultron.’

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Screenrant: Just going with the [Infinity] gem theory, there’s still a lot of room for Dr. Strange, mysticism and even The Inhumans; how close are we to those announcements of the 2016 films?

Kevin Feige: I think it will be sometime next year; sometime in the first half of next year. First we have to really decide which ones we want to do and both of the ones you named are among the projects we’re talking about. If you look at the films for next year, ‘The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ the year after that ‘Age of Ultron’ and ‘Ant Man’, we really like – and I don’t know if this will always be the case – but we like that in those two years there’s an existent franchise – new stories of an existing character – and then a whole new group of characters. We find that that’s a nice rhythm for our two films a year.

Screenrant: Is that gonna stick? Are we ever going to go three films a year?

Kevin Feige: There are no plans for it, sometimes depending on what’s ready when it may fall that way, but we’re in a very nice rhythm right now. The entire studio is built to comfortably deliver two of these a year that we’re proud of.


Iron Man 3 is now available on home video, Thor: The Dark World is currently in theaters, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 31, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. Edward Fahrer

  2. they are proud of Ironman 3?

    • Sure. 1 billion dollars worldwide would make me proud too.

    • The best of the three Iron Men movies, in my opinion. I would be very proud of it. I think it was great seeing Tony Stark struggle with and overcoming his anxiety, and I loved the subversion of the traditional cardboard predictable villain (the Mandarin).

      • They gave Pepper super powers, and Tony, so does that mean IM4 we’ll have Gweneth being all superhero? (and her own suit?) And that Tony will fight without a suit with Extremis superpowers?

        (remember the comics and the movies exist n different continuities)

        • I’m pretty sure she was cured at the end.

          • cured could be anything from remove powers to making sure she won’t blow up but keeping her powers.

      • He shouldn’t have gotten rid of his arc reactor! that was way too far. Whats he gonna do now? it frustrated me. I liked the 2nd one the best.

        • probably use his suit much like the way that War Machine/Iron Patriot was used.. and how Pepper used his suit.. without an arc reactor in their chests.

    • Well, there is nothing wrong with it. Is everyone really still mad about the Mandarin’s cahracter?

      • *character

  3. But it seems the really architect, the really mastermind is Whedon.
    He is the one who brought Thanos onboard…

    He´s a geek and knows what is likeable for his kind.

  4. i really hope they start moving towards 3 or 4 movies a year, 2 to 3 big budget monsters and maybe 1 or 2 origins stories introducing lesser known or not as popular characters on a tighter budget

  5. I’m excited for Marvel/Disney and to see them expand more on the Marvel Universe. I’m still hopeful that one day Fox will lose the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four and we can really get an awesome Marvel Franchise like no other in history. But I am excited for Phase 2 and Phase 3. I’ve always been a huge X-Men fan so I’m enjoying being introduced to characters and story lines that I wasn’t familiar with before.

    • Personally, I’d rather keep the Marvel franchises in the separate studios as they are in now. That way, we can see different approaches to X-Men, Spiderman, and the Avengers. And we get more superhero films being made at one time.

      I can see where some Marvel fans would like all the franchises under Disney, but I’m not a huge fan of Disney, so that’s just my two cents.

      • Marvel should license more NYC properties to Sony, to make a Spiderman universe with more than one titular character. As they got Daredevil back, perhaps sell him to Sony for big bucks.

        The more studios with a goodly little set of characters, the more comic book films per year, the more we get to see.

      • I totally agree with you. People always complain that Marvel doesn’t own all it’s franchises, but to be honest, it’s better this way, because we get more movies. I do with they could work out a deal to do some crossover stuff, even if it was only cameos, but still, the way it is working right now is the best situation.

    • X-Men would not fit into the current MCU, because of the whole mutant racism thing. Anyone with powers would be labelled a mutant on the ignoramus on the street, so would be hated, and mutants would have to be widely known and feared for X-Men to work properly. Since the Extremis people are not hated and feared as mutants, and Tony Stark hasn’t even considered that Extremis people are mutants, they just wouldn’t fit. If there are mutants in MCU, then most of the members of the Avengers would be considered dirty mutants by the racists, but they’re not.

      If you want X-Men you can’t have superpowered people who normal people like, instead of hate and fear.

      I wonder how Fox will treat the FF reboot, since if they exist in the X-Men universe, they should also be hated and feared, instead of idolized.

  6. The Guy doing the interview is wrong, the tesseract is the space gem. Kevin Feige said it himself, here is the link:

    • Well, Kofi was just basing it on the colors, and later in the interview Feige said the colors aren’t always accurate to the comics.

      • Haha I love how people say I’m “wrong.”

        I was literally one of the first of the public to see the movie and probably the first to get Feige to address the infinity stone issue. This interview is from like 3 weeks back – we just had to wait til two continents of people saw the film before we could start dropping SPOILERS.

        We got the bus rolling – we leave it to you guys to fine tune the engine.


  7. Procrastinator

    Why are the Facebook comments linking directly to the article comments? WHY? Oh…the humanity!!!

    • haha

  8. Not going by colors, but more by what they seem to represent/do. I would have guessed Power gem for the Tesseract and Space gem for the Aether.

  9. Rune Alexander Grønning Øyan

    Thor: The Dark World was epic fun:D Bring on Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Avengers & Marvel<3

  10. Damn I loveeeeee marvel they keep your heart racing

  11. “Confidently deliver two movies a year that we’re proud of.”
    A tip of the hat to you sir, a tip of the hat.

  12. Only two films a year, guess I won’t see Morbuis, the movie anytime soon. Time to start shopping my Howling Commandos treatment to telemundo.

  13. I don’t see any vid

    • Nevermine

  14. mesa says Marvel TV should expand with more stories if only 2 films per year

  15. They should be VERY proud of iron man 3. All of their films are great entertainment but thor the dark world is the only one that missed the mark for me. I’d say iron man 3 is the best iron man film overall. Obviously that’s just an opinion.

  16. Iron Man 3 MISSED the mark, but at least Thor 2: the Dark world showed some after math of what happened in New York. Captain America 2 is so far the BEST of Phase 2! Iron Man 3 was funny but wasn’t a “True Marvel” movie, just ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2.’ with Iron Man references.

    I loved how Cap 2 ended, and I laugh everything people got up and left their seats when the credits roll. Why, I feel sad for those people; their missing hints on what’s to come……

  17. the pity is that they would take someone with such interesting powers like the Scarlet Witch and then proceed to water her down with simple telekinesis.