Marvel Studios: The Avengers Is Just the End of Phase One
Don’t get too complacent with the current cinematic Avengers team: president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige announced this weekend that planning on The Avengers 2 is already underway, and it almost certainly won’t be the same lineup of characters. According to Feige, Iron Man 3, currently in pre-production, is the “first of what we refer to Phase Two of this Avengers Assemble talk, which will lead to an Avengers 2. Those movies will be a part of that.”
By “those movies,” he likely means Thor 2, Inhumans, Guardians of the Glaxay, and Captain America 2, possibly even Ant-Man and the as yet unnamed Doctor Strange movie.
Absolutely [there will be a new line up]. That’s the fun of it — introducing new characters. Seeing how will things change after Iron Man goes through his next adventure? After Thor goes through his next adventure? If we do another Cap adventure, how will things change? The dynamic between them? Their own worlds? So that the dynamic in Avengers 2 is actually quite different than it is in the first one.
Sounds fun, and also like good writing/planning, and of course everybody rooting for Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, original members of the comics team, feel free to get your hopes up. Everybody waiting for Marvel Studios to finally bite off more than they can chew… well, you’re within your rights to get your hopes up too.