hitting the screen sooner than soon, Kevin Feige has revealed a few insights into future additions to the Marvel film canon.
He discussed Ant-Man, Luke Cage, Blank Panther, the Hulk and
sequels at a recent Apple Store event, also attended by Mark Ruffalo. And it sounds like there's the prospect of a conveyor belt of Marvel crossovers in the coming years.
, Feige revealed that "Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have written a very good draft" and "this summer we'll see some forward momentum". An old draft of Luke Cage is knocking around, along with a more recent working of Black Panther, and Feige would "love to bring them to the screen".
It seems Ruffalo and Feige have discussed a standalone Hulk feature, with Feige stating: "When it'll be, who knows? But the conversation's definitely started".
Ruffalo added: "I’m gonna try and get Joss Whedon in a room and work out what could be a Hulk movie, with Kevin’s blessing of course."
But the bulk of the conversation was about the Avengers' Civil War story. "Civil War was a great crossover story, with the superhero registration act where the government wants to force them to reveal their secret identities. Iron Man thinks it’s a good idea, Captain
disagrees, so that leads to a sort of civil war." said Feige, but he's unsure when it will hit the screens, "I certainly don’t think we’ll see that before
, so maybe that’ll be a good number for it, who knows.”
And the prospect of a plethoric slew of
goodness is sure to please any fan: "Discussions are beginning. The idea is to replicate that experience of the comics, so we’ve got these individual solo titles, then the crossovers every few years, I would love to replicate that every three or four years." You'd better get strapped in for the ride.
opens in the UK on 26 April 2012. Yup, that soon.