Thursday, May 22, 2008

What's the Catch?

his keeps getting better and better. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked a little about the upcoming Marvel slate at the Hulk premier, it seems, and revealed the following:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger will be largely World War II-set. This is exactly what I've always thought they should do with a Cap movie - start in WWII to establish that history, experience, weight, and only move to modern times at the end. Hell, I'd be thrilled if they ended the film with the fall into the arctic. And, given that the plan is for The Avengers to open six weeks later, they well might do this, with the Avengers starting with the discovery of the frozen Captain America.
  • Thor will be largely Asgard-set. Again, this is smart - lets us get used to the idea of a real Thunder God in context, so that when Thor gets to the real-world it all makes sense.
  • They are in talks to get Favreau on board for Iron Man 2.
  • That was Cap's shield, or an early prototype, we you can see ever-so-briefly in a scene in Iron Man.

I'm waiting for the eventual misstep. But so far it hasn't come.

Until Whenever


R.A. Porter said...

Nope. Not a misstep in sight (unless you're like me, and think the character design on Abomination is an abomination.) There's this great news about BKV and Runaways, too.

Tosy And Cosh said...

I saw that news and didn't think to add - thanks. I'm not taken with the Abomination design either, but surely less of a misstep than a tiny hitch. Any idea how the legalites work out with Spider-Man, FF, and X-Men? Can Marvel studios reclaim those characters down the road?

R.A. Porter said...

I don't know for sure, but I'd have to think Marvel still owns rights to make movies with those characters.