We've been pretty lucky these days, with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige talking a lot about what we can expect from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Phase 2, and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We brought you some choice morsels last week from an interview in SFX (via Comic Book Movie), and now more is out on Feige's view about the Avengers and risk-taking for Marvel Studios.
Confirmation that Doctor Strange is making his way to theaters during Phase 2 has been of particular interest. That has led fans to really let loose on who else they want to see join the team. Feige throws us the tiniest of bones here, saying some more about his take on the changing Avengers roster that is such a draw in comic canon:
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 [laughs].
It may not seem like much, but if you think about it that means that there's a huge potential for us to get all those characters that we have been wanting to see in later parts of Phase 2 and 3.
Of course, there's also been a lot of denial going around in regards to the MCU and its plans. On that and taking risks with those plans he remarked:
Look, never say never. We had Thanos sitting on a throne at the end of Avengers, we got Malekith in Thor, we’ve got Falcon in Cap 2. We always take our cues from the most successful elements of the comics.
I take that as a ray of hope that we might yet see a Hulk stand-alone, or that they will find a way to work in the Planet Hulk/World War Hulk story arcs without losing the bankability of . Perhaps it also means we'll be getting to see Black Panther play a bigger role in upcoming MCU films, or even the appearance of the likes of Scarlet Witch, Vision, Goliath, or other fan favorites.
What do you make of Feige's words? Let me know in the comments.