Kevin Feige talks about Marvels Phase Two

Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige has been chatting to our mates at SFX magazine about what’s in store for Phase Two in the comic giant’s cinematic universe.

Inside issue 233, Feige chats in-depth about the studio’s forthcoming plans and ambitions, following on from the staggering success of The Avengers .

Here’s a sneak peek at what he 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 per cent in space. I think Iron Man 3 shows the other side of Phase Two, which is delving deeper into the characters.

“What’s exciting to me about [ Captain America 2 ] - 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.”

Feige went on to describe Guardians as “much more of a standalone film… The Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.”

The first film in Phase Two, Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 , opens in the UK on 25 April 2013.

For much more from Kevin Feige and Shane Black, pick up issue 233 of SFX magazine , which also features exclusive Doctor Who coverage, a Gerry Anderson celebration and a Nicholas Hoult interview. Read more about the issue!

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.