Saturday, August 10, 2013

Marvel's Future Looks Bright

Last week I wrote about how DC Comics' film plans and attempts were faring against those of Marvel Studios. Well, this week Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige was interviewed by WIRED and I'm not saying Feige was subliminally telling DC “now this is how it’s done,” but I sure am! Forthright to boot.
Basically, Marvel Studios has projects and plans mapped out down the road for about another decade. According to
"I could arguably say what we're planning for the year 2021," Feige told WIRED. "Will that happen? I don't know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening." Marvel's 2015 plans include Avengers: Age of Ultron and the long awaited Ant-Man feature.

Feige also teased further expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with future films. "Five years ago, looking at our plan, we knew that if Avengers was going to work, the movies had to stand alone," he says. "Now we have to prove to the studio that we're more than just these five characters, these five franchises."
I think with the excitement over Guardians of the Galaxy, they’re well on their way to proving the miscellany and staying power of Marvel Studios. Now DC could counter that the “best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray” but I have a piggy bank of savings just for Marvel Studio movies, so I have confidence that they’ll be just fine.