So far, Marvel Studios has been pretty good about putting out two movies a year, but it’s very possible that the formula could be changing in 2014. When Marvel announced it’s slate of Phase Two films at San Diego Comic-Con, Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ film didn’t have a date on the title card. Sure, it’s unclear when the busy director will finally tackle the long awaited movie, but what if he can get it done right after his third piece of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, ‘The World’s End’?
Marvel Co-president and director of the new Marvel One-Shot ‘Item 47’ Louis D’Esposito recently discussed the topic, among other things, with Collider at Comic-Con. Here’s what he had to say about three Marvel movies in 2014:
“That might be an opportunity where we do a third film, depending on his schedule when he finishes World’s End. But he’s such a competent filmmaker; the script is in great shape. The test will prove a lot of things on the visual effects front: how do we handle the shrinking, obviously, and the scale issues, because when he’s small he’s a half-inch. So we’re gonna work that out, maybe that’s when we do a third film.”
With ‘The World’s End’ and ‘Night Stalker’ with Johnny Depp for Disney, Wright’s schedule is pretty packed, but since Disney owns Marvel, maybe they’d be willing to put off ‘Night Stalker’ until after ‘Ant-Man’ is finished. After all, everyone seems pretty pleased with the test footage that the director shot and revealed at Comic-Con last weekend. Since it will probably have to be done before anything regarding ‘Avengers 2’ can get started, I’m sure Disney would want to have all the pieces in place so that they can get moving on the follow up to the third-highest grossing movie of all time.
For the whole interview with Collider where D’Esposito also talks about smaller budgeted rated R Marvel movies, additional short films, and more, check out the video below: