Feige Talks About the 2 Halves of Marvel Phase 2


A lof of the “news” we get about upcoming nerdy-themed movies isn’t exactly Earth-shattering, but this I did found kind of interesting. While talking to SFX Magazine, Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige talked about the overal tone of Marvel’s Phase 2 plans and how it’s basically two halves of a whole: the highlighting of the cosmic side of the Marvel U on one hand, and an exploration of the inner-minds of its characters on the other. Here’s what Feige had to say:

“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 [that]. 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.”

In other news, Feige added that fans shouldn’t look for too much connective tissue between Guardians of the Galaxy and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it comes out next year.

“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.”

Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will come out later this year, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy will be out in 2014, and Phase 2 will come to an end with The Avengers 2 summer 2015.

More news as it develops.

Source: Coming Soon

Category: Comics, Film

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