Marvel studios president and the supervising mind behind the MCU, is not resting on his laurels and still has plans for the MCU which includes bringing the X-Men and Fantastic Four to the combined cinematic universe. He spoke to ComingSoon.Net about his plans.
Feige said, “It sort of blows my mind when I think about that. We’ll have 20 films in ten years. We’re now working on how we mark that occasion. How we celebrate it. I have a very fun memory of the tenth anniversary of Star Wars when I as in junior high school. Now Star Wars is 40 and I wonder what Marvel Studios will be in another 30 years. I have no idea. But I know we’re very proud of the last ten years and we want to celebrate that somehow. Infinity War will, frankly, be that celebration.”
He adds, “It’s a result of having a goal and having an endgame. It’s about heading towards that and still being willing to make adjustments along the way where it serves whatever film we’re working on.” Part of his goal is to find a way for Wolverine to meet Spider-Man or the Hulk to slug it out with the Thing.
The rights to the Marvel Comics characters have been spread out among three different movie studios—Disney, Fox and Sony—for years now. Fans would love to see the X-Men meeting the Avengers or Spider-Man hanging around with the FF. Well, so would Studio President Feige, who says that his goal is to bring all the heroes home.
Feige comments, “My goal is to replicate the experience that comic book fans have reading the books up on the screen, and we’ve been able to accomplish that beyond my wildest dreams over the last 10 years, and certainly including Spider-Man in Civil War and the upcoming Infinity War is yet another dream that I didn’t even dare talk about privately because I thought the odds were so slim“
He adds, “We have no plans beyond that for the few remaining characters that aren’t already in the MCU, but never say never. Who knows what can happen in the future.”
Logan star Hugh Jackman, who recently retired his Wolverine claws, told Screen Rant that he would have stayed on to do more films as the popular mutant hero if Fox and Disney had gotten together and allowed Wolverine to interact with the MCU characters. He said, “I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there’s a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can’t figure that out.”
Avengers: Infinity War is due out next year, in May of 2018, featuring an all-star cast, including Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff and Josh Brolin.