Kevin Feige in some ways has turned into the all mighty and powerful Oz version of the Marvel cinematic universe. He’s been behind each one of the big Marvel movies to come out ever since the first X-Men movie. Now he’s turned into a god of sorts among fanboys/fangirls as he continues to feed us with more Marvel goodness, and this time answers some questions about Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
First Feige gives us a little more insight as to why they decided to keep the Captain America sequel in the present rather than go back into the past. While it would have been cool to see Captain America team up with some folks and kick some bad guy butt, Feige’s reasons make sense.
We weren’t going back to World War II. Cap cannot travel in time. So while Tony can go home to Malibu and Thor goes up to Asgard and Hulk can sort of ride the rails, Cap was stuck. So Cap does stay with S.H.I.E.L.D. because he has nowhere else to go. But he’s not necessarily comfortable there.
With the greatest generation in World War II, there’s a tendency to reflect on that period and say. ‘Things were black and white back then, and now it’s hard to know who the bad guys are.’ We wanted to play on that a little with Cap being uncomfortable with the way S.H.I.E.L.D., and in particular Nick Fury, operates. Fury certainly rides a line, sort of rides the shadows. He has, I think, lied to every character in every movie, though always for seemingly for the good.
This reporter here is just really excited to see how Captain America/Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) is going to take it when he finds out that his former colleague Bucky Barnes is now brainwashed and is now the Winter Soldier. But we can’t forget about Thor: The Dark World, the upcoming sequel that has the Asgardian prince dealing with the likes of a new enemy that threatens to demolish his world and Earth at the same time. Feige explains a little bit about the different worlds Thor goes to.
“It’s less to chase either Game of Thronesor Lord of the Rings — because you’re not going to catch up,” Feige acknowledged. “But part of the fun of Thor over the other characters is he doesn’t have to stay on Earth. We visit a few of the other realms in this new movie.”
Check out the new pictures for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World below.
What are you looking forward to seeing the most from these two movies?