Kevin Feige Talks Avengers: Age of Ultron, Plans for Loki and So Much More!
Looking back to this past weekend at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, I think there is one panel that stands above the rest and did not let fans down in terms of blowing our socks of. Sure, Warner Brothers announced that Batman would be showing up in the Man of Steel sequel, but Marvel brought out the big guns and made some huge announcements and showed some even bigger footage. One of the names behind all this madness is Marvel Chief Kevin Feige. He, along with Avengers director Joss Whedon, have played an integral part in creating one of the biggest advancements, for lack of a better word, in film in recent years with the Marvel shared film universe. As we head full steam into Phase two of the series, things are beginning to fall into place and Feige is doing a bit of talking.
EMpire got a chance to talk with Feige in regards to some of those big announcements to get a bit of clarification on what we can expect. Arguably, the biggest announcement to come out of the panel was that Ultron would be the main baddie for the upcoming Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. In the presentation clip, fans got to see an Iron Man mask being torn, beaten and hammered into an Ultron mask. This leads us to believe that Tony Stark will be the creator of the menacing foe rather than Hank Pym. Feige addresses the title for the film and why they decided to go with it. Also, it should be noted that the film won’t be based on the recent comic of the same name.
“It’s not that [run’s] story, but it’s that title. It’s been in the works for seven or eight months… There are some things in this movie, that you’ll see in 2015, that arise directly from casual conversations Joss and I had on the set of the first one. ‘Would it be cool if…?’ ‘That would be cool!'”
“We came up with a few titles, but every month a new comic book appeared, and that’s a great title. Age Of Ultron is a great title. We had a few other ‘Of Ultrons’, but that was the best one. So we’re borrowing that title, but taking storylines from decades of Avengers storylines.”
Feige was asked if Pym would have anything to do with the creation of Ultron, as with most comic runs we’ve read. Feige paused for a bit, as if trying to figure how to word his response and essentially said that Pym will have a big role to play in the Marvel universe and in his own film. This goes against the news that Joss Whedon broke just yesterday, where he say that we will “meet” Pym in the Ant-Man film, which obviously means that Scott Lang would be the main focus. Both of these men, Whedon and Feige, are masters of misleading, so we’ll have to just wait and see as we move closer to those films.
Moving on, we know that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki has been a stand out in two Marvel films now and we can expect the same whenhe reappears in Thor: The Dark World later this fall. When asked if Loki would be appearing in Age of Ultron, Feige essentially refused to answer. Previously, Whedon has stated that the Trickster would not be included in the film. But, as Feige points out, Loki is extremely popular and it seems they have bigger plans for the character in the future.
“We think Loki could be the big bad for us, for a long time,” said Feige. Seeing so many Lokis on the floor at Comic-Con tells the Marvel team “to keep following their instincts…”
There have been a few rumors floating around that Loki may not make it out alive in the upcoming Thor sequel, but judging by those comments, I’m thinking that won’t be the case. Feige goes on to discuss the warped relationship that Thor and Loki share and how they have used that dynamic to evolve the film. The other film that was highlighted was next year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. One fo the biggest traits of Cap is his duty to his country and the duty to do what is right. In The Winter Soldier, a film that is easily the biggest bridge between the two Avengers films, we see Cap placed among SHIELD, a group that is a bit more shadowy that Cap is used to. According to Feige, we could see Steve begin to question his superiors and their motives.
Be sure to check out the entire video below as it is full of all sorts of goodies regarding Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Ant-Man.
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Source : Empire Online