With ‘Thor: The Dark World’ premiering so soon, the cast and crew of the film are out and about doing press in order to promote it. In addition to star like Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Studios’ President of Production Kevin Feige is also taking part in press junket. In this rare opportunity to sit down with the big man in charge when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reporters took this opportunity to pick his brain about a number of different topics.
First off, Collider managed to get into quite a few different subjects when they sat down with Feige. After sharing his reaction to the most recent drafts of ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’, he talked about the comedy and eventual Blu-Ray for the Mighty Avenger’s next feature film . He even reveals when we can expect the next batch of huge announcements from the film division of the House of Ideas. You can hear about all this and more in the video below:
Then, while speaking to Bleeding Cool, the exec talked about a project that Marvel hasn’t explored yet. A typical trope of the superhero genre is the whole secret identity situation. So far, the house that ‘Iron Man’ built hasn’t put their spin on that story yet, but apparently it’s something that’s on the studio’s radar. After all, they already tackled the crossover in ‘The Avengers’ and the resurrection story in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, so they had to get around to it eventually. Check out what Feige has to say about it in this excerpt from the interview:
KF: The one we haven’t done in the MCU is the secret identity thing. I thought that had been overplayed for a long time which is why we had Tony Stark out himself at the end of his first movie. We were sort of announcing to the audience that we’re not going to play that game.
BC: There must be a new spin on that, though?
KF: I think there is and I think we will get to it at some point. We have an idea. As a matter of fact, I was just talking about it the other day with one of our filmmakers. The fun thing about the job, though, is that idea I was talking about with a filmmaker might not happen for four or five years because it may or may not be appropriate for a first movie.
BC: How is that fun? That sounds like torture.
KF: It’s fun because we’ve been doing it now for seven years and the things we talked about seven years ago we’re doing now and so I have confidence at least we’ll get to them.
The report seems to think that Feige is talking about Daredevil being the character that could offer this new spin on the age-old story. I’d say that was a pretty good guess, but I could see this sort of thing working for Hawkeye as well, especially now that Matt Fraction’s amazing solo book for the Avenging Archer is out there in the world.
What do you think about all these new developments talked about by Kevin Feige? Is there anything that he said that particularly excited you? Let us know in the comment section.