With the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two underway, Marvel Studios is now in the planning stages of Phase Three. “Ant-Man” is already confirmed and “Doctor Strange” is expected, but Feige said that fans shouldn’t expect to see a theme connecting the characters chosen to get movies.
“I’m not looking at Phase One as grounded and Phase Two as cosmic and Phase 3 as magic,” Feige told SFX magazine, via Comic Book Movie. “The films are all so eclectic and different from each other that you can’t overarchingly categorize them like that. If and when we enter the magic arena, it will be through Doctor Strange. Sure, obviously. And that’s to me what’s exciting about Doctor Strange.”
At least we have the comfort of knowing that Feige and Marvel feel that “better” doesn’t always mean “bigger.” That mentality will be seen in the MCU: Phase Two, and will continue on throughout the rest of their “’Avengers’ franchise.”
“The most exciting thing to us about the Avengers franchise is the interaction amongst those characters,” Feige said. “It’s putting them in situations that you wouldn’t expect to see them in. It’s that kind of fun; and the relationships between the characters in ’The Avengers,’ which I loved. Almost whatever the heck else is happening is gravy in that franchise, because all I care about is Bruce and Tony, Tony and Steve, Widow and Bruce – and how Thor fits into it, because he’s always the outsider amongst outsiders. So I think that’s where the value lies. And going deeper amongst those characters in those relationships.”
As for which characters will assemble in “The Avengers 2,” Feige said with a laugh, “I think it’s not a secret that Joss and I and all of us at Marvel think that part of the fun of Avengers is the rotating team, for sure.” That means fans should expect to see some new faces in the Avengers line-up when the movie comes out in 2015.
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