Marvel’s Phase Two is made of epic superhero movies, the first of which will be seen in less than two months when Iron Man 3 premieres in theaters. The studio’s president Kevin Feige, who’s been around since Phase One kicked off in 2008 with the first Iron Man, dropped new, exciting details about this wave of upcoming films.
In regards to the films that we’re all dying to see, Feige told SFX Magazine that there will be a change in tone.
” I think Iron Man 3 shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into these characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey.”
These movies are not intended to be like any other typical (or “traditional”) superhero movies. Feige revealed that Iron Man 3 will “almost feel like a different genre” because it’ll be much like a political thriller.
“What’s exciting to me about Cap – sort of about Iron Man 3 too if you look at it – is it’s tonally almost like a different genre. Shane Black’s described Iron Man 3 as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film – we got Joe Johnston because we said, ‘We want to do a ’40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.’ I love that we’re doing a sequel to a film that’s a completely different genre than the first film. I think that’s fun. And the comics do it all the time.”
Based on this information, it seems like many of these new movies will be deeper rooted in the real world. It’ll be something different, but the tone change will help this mega-franchise keep fresh.
Feige also mentioned that Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy will be set “95% in space.” And that the latter is much more of a standalone film, with the exception that it takes place in the same universe.
“The Thor film and the Guardians of the Galaxy film certainly are cosmic. Guardians and Thor will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians, which is 95% in space… [Guardians] is much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in Guardians, but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.”
Marvel’s Phase Two begins with Iron Man 3 on May 3rd and continues with Thor: The Dark World on November 8th 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 14th, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014. The phase ends with The Avengers 2 on May 1st, 2015.
Are you excited for Marvel’s Phase 2?