Kevin Feige Talks Marvel's Phase 3

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 6:40PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 6:40PM
Kevin Feige Talks Marvel's Phase 3
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has begun with Captain America: Civil War, but that's hardly the only thing happening at Marvel. While Phases One and Two had only six movies apiece, Phase Three is trotting out ten over the next three years. That's a lot of content, and to give fans a better idea of what they can expect from these new films, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige sat down with the folks at Collider. Here's what he had to say.

On Spider-Man: Homecoming and if they're retelling the origin story:

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"We spend a lot of time as we work on these movies saying 'Don't take it for granted that the audience saw the other movies or that the audience is as versed in the comic books as we are.' We take great pains to give you everything you need to know within the context of whatever movie you're actually watching. However, we did say, if it's safe to assume anything, it's safe to assume that everybody knows how Spider-Man became Spider-Man and what that backstory was. We've seen it a number of times now, it's its own well-known mythology. So we said, let's reveal that there's been a Spider-Man in the MCU and we meet him, as you see, in [Civil War]. There are events that made Peter who he was, and we'll certainly allude to those events, but we're much more focused on his future and how he continues to grow and have a steep learning curve after, certainly, the adventure he had in Civil War on how to be his own hero."
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On Black Panther and the status of its script: 

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"We have a number of writers on it, including Ryan Coogler who is also directing. He's working on the draft right now. I think between now and the end of the summer there'll be more casting announcements. We start filming at the very beginning of next year."
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On Inhumans and whether or not it's still happening: 

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"Since we made our initial phase three announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big joyous coup for us. We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time. So I think it will shuffle off the current date that it's on right now. How far down it shuffles, I'm not sure yet."
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On Ant-Man & The Wasp and whether The Wasp will be more the star of the film:

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"I think it will be fairly even. But it's a good point, bringing the audience up to speed on where she is might take a little more time, but I think it'll be a two-hander. That's certainly the intention."
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On Doctor Strange and its visuals:

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"We did one of the first reviews and it was pretty exciting. It was pretty cool in terms of how 3D can serve that story. You know, sometimes 3D is a tool, like it is in Civil War, a tool of - another toy in the sandbox of how the Russos (Joe and Anthony) can present this movie. Then there are times like what Disney is putting out with The Jungle Book - it's certainly gonna be the case with Doctor Strange - that it serves the storytelling, that it advances the storytelling. And hopefully it helps bend people's minds even more than just the flat screen will."
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