Marvel explains why no Black Widow and Hulk solo films, directions of Civil War and Inhumans story and more


Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed during yesterday’s Marvel event the release dates and different titles that fans can expect for Marvel’s Phase 3. These include films like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Inhumans, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2, and many more.

After the event there was a press Q&A, and some of the questions asked included why there are no Hulk or Black Widow solo films in Phase 3, how the Inhumans would work without Fantastic Four, the direction of the Civil War film without secret identities and etc. Check out the video Q&A courtesy of Slashfilm.

When asked about whether Marvel is changing plans according to how other movie studios proceed with their superhero films, Feige said, “Our plan has never been altered based on what anyone else is doing.”

He continued with, “In any genre, frankly, particularly in any other superhero film. In terms of the dating, that’s why we plant flags as early as we do, to mark some territory, so that you can hopefully have some room. But the truth is there are always going to be big movies on almost every weekend. What we’ve found so far is that if the movie delivers, the movie will do well. That’s what we focus on: what we can control, which is the quality of the pictures.”

San Diego Comic-Con is usually the place to announce big plans. Although the sneak peek for Avengers: Age of Ultron was cool, the biggest announcements came from the event yesterday.

“We wanted to do this at Comic Con this year,” said the producer. “Things were not set. Things for Civil War were not set yet, Guardians hadn’t come out yet, the comfort with dating a few of the other movies wasn’t set yet. So the plan has been, since a few weeks before Comic Con when we realized we weren’t going to be able to do everything we wanted to do, is to decide ‘let’s do either something we haven’t done in a long time, or something we’ve never done.’ Which is a singular event, just to announce what we have when it’s ready. I thought that might be early August, or mid-September, it ended up being today.”

It looks like Captain America: Civil War will be a big movie. Not only will we get to see Iron Man go up against Cap, but the Black Panther will also have a big role.

“With Black Pather, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signifiy, and I’ll just clarify it for you: he is definitively a big part of Civil War. We will meet him for the first time in Civil War, in costume.”

Now that’s really cool. When talking about the plot for Civil War, Feige said that the reason will be different. That means the whole secret identity of the heroes won’t come into play, since their identities are already public. It will likely be about the government wanting the heroes to answer to someone.

And what about the actress who’s going to play Captain Marvel?

“My guess is rumors will start flying this second. The initial announcements, in terms attachments for that film, will probably be the writer and director announcements, which I do actually expect will be quite soon. In terms of the actress, I think there’s more time.”

It’s rumored that Warner Bros is searching for female director to direct Wonder Woman, so will Marvel be following suit with directors for Black Panther or Captain Marvel?

“Oh we are, and we’re doing what we always do, which is looking for the best filmmakers, the best writers, the best directors possible,” he replied. “So I’m not going to say for sure that we’re going to hire from any one demographic, but we’re meeting a lot of people. Reggie, for one, i’ve known for many many years, and he’s a great guy. I think I’m meeting with him again shortly. We will do what we’ve always done, which is hire what we believe to be the best people to write the films, and to direct the films.”

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