Want to make a comic book movie? Then Kevin Feige is your guy. He’s the the President of Production at Marvel Studios, which basically means he’s the man. He’s the guy you want to talk to if you want any real inside information on, Iron Man 2, Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America. He’s kind of like a comic-book King, he overseas all the Marvel minions and in the end, has the final say about what stays and what goes.
Empire was able to catch Feige’s attention for a short while and get us some new information on what we have to look forward to from Marvel…
When can we expect to see all these films?
As we already know, Iron Man 2 is currently filming and on it’s way to a May 7, 2010 release and will be leading off the Marvel slate. Everything seems to be movies along so that they should be able to hit their target.
Kenneth Branagh‘s film Thor is on it’s way into pre-production and is scheduled to start filming in the First Quarter of 201o. Peige announced that…
“[Kenneth] Branagh’s here, we’re prepping, and he’s put together some spectacular animatics already for our first action scene. We’re digging into the second and third now, and we are just embarking on a rewrite of the draft.”
As far as casting the film, everything we’ve heard so far have just been rumors, no official offers have been made to actors, although we can look forward to that happening soon…
“We will probably be having cast announcements in the next month or so on Thor… We’re looking to cast Loki and Odin soon, and the main female role. And we’ll also hopefully have lockdown shortly, gearing towards the beginning of production, which will be early next year. So I think there will be a lot of announcements between now and then.”
They better get going if they want to make their May 20, 2011 release date.
Following Thor by just a couple of month will be Captain America, which as we know will be directed by Joe Johnston. It is scheduled to start shooting in the summer of 2010.
Zak Penn is already on board The Avengers [as writer] and he’s spending a lot of his time looking into what we’re doing with Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, seeing how we’re tying it all together. And he’s beginning to outline the script now – he’ll be doing that over the summer.
Sounds like he’s got his work cut out for him. Marvel is hoping for a July 22, 2011 release, but first! They need to cast the damn thing and get a script ready to go.
It seems like they’re really taking their time with all of their upcoming films, which is a good sign for the final product. It sounds like they’re really making an effort to produce three great films, instead of three big opening weekend movies with no real content (cough…Wolverine…). Excuse me.