Marvel's Kevin Feige Spills Lot of Tea on Upcoming MCU Series and Movies
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- Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:56
During a TCA Winter panel, Marvel’s Kevin Feige answered questions regarding MCU movies and the future of the Disney+ series. The Marvel President President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, and producer revealed quite a bit about the future, and whether past series like the Defenders and Agents of Shield will be brought into the fold. Here's a summary of what he revealed Wednesday.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier arrives March 19, and Loki stars streaming June 11 and the animated series, What If has no release date yet.
Feige was on the set of the Ms Marvel series which they are currently wrapping up. Hawkeye is currently shooting. In a few weeks, production begins on She-Hulk and a week or two after that Moon Knight which are all for Disney+.
Feige revealed they are already working on DEADPOOL 3. He promises not to "mess" with the R-rated nature of the films although it doesn't fit their normal formula. Their target is usually both adults and kids. The goal is always to expand audiences that don't like the MCU movies. As of now, that's the only R-rated project in their fold. In the future, if a character merits the same kind of treatment, then they would be consider it.
The Marvel honcho says the series and movies are treated equally, but the series offer more in terms of red herrings. "Sometimes they have tags and hint at the future of what's to come." WandaVision certainly has planted lots of Easter Eggs which has social media buzzing about.
Bringing back Evan Peters' X-Men Peter Maximoff instead of the MCU's Quicksilver played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson was determined early on in development for a specific reason. "It was just another way certain people were messing around with Wanda," says Feige. And that certain people is Agatha (Kathryn Hahn) we learned in the last season.
There was no concrete answer to whether WandaVision will have a second season, but the Marvel producer did confirm Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda will segue-way into the DOCTOR STRANGE sequel, DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. "The fun of the MCU is obviously all the crossovers between series, between films," he says.
His team's focus is to deliver one good season at a time, but as of now, they are not charting out five seasons of anything.
However he added that Disney+ characters could leap from the small screen to the big screen, and then return to a Disney+ second season. Of course, that's dictated by the story. For example, after Ms Marvel debuts on Disney+, she'll go into the CAPTAIN MARVEL sequel along with Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau.
Definitely look for clues to the MCU in the current and upcoming Disney+ series, according to Feige. "Sometimes and yet to be announced - we are thinking of implanting stuff in seasons for some of the upcoming series."
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will explore Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes' (Sebastian Stan) personal stories and background in the six episode series. When answering why the series would only be six episodes, he revealed it felt like the right number given the expensive price tag of producing an action-filled show.
From the sound of it, Feige seemed to dismiss any plans to bring back the Defenders (Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist) or any characters from Agents of Shield given the rights below to another division, but he did say this. "Often there are rumors that are true and there are rumors that are not true." However he's motto is never say never.
As secretive as Marvel is, Kevin Feige revealed quite a bit in this session.