Marvel has enjoyed unprecedented success building its cinematic universe, including the highly popular series of short films included on each subsequent Blu-ray release of Marvel Films. But each of the shorts so far, including the upcoming Item 47 being released with The Avengers, focus on events from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s point of view, and fans have been wondering if Marvel might see an opening in using this as a platform to introduce more substantive, previously established Marvel characters, like say, The Black Panther or Luck Cage.
In an interview with Film Junkies, Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito unceremoniously shot down that possibility. Find his exact comments below:
“I love Black Panther, he is one of my favorite characters. But before we have a filmmaker on board, it is difficult to do anything. Because we want to involve them in the processes such as casting or design issues or even other areas for which one hires a director. So if we have a director on board and knew that we would turn Black Panther or Luke Cage and Ms. Marvel or whatever for a figure that is, then we would do maybe. But right now it is logistically a difficult hurdle.”
Well maybe I oversold the negative. He said it was a logistically difficult hurdle right now, but he didn’t completely rule it out. It just might be a good idea worth exploring. There’s only the whole Marvel universe at their disposal.