Kevin Feige Talks DOCTOR STRANGE, Netflix Series & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer
Last night, Marvel held the official premier for its latest one-shot, All Hail The King, which is featured on the Thor: The Dark World Bluray, in stores today. Of course, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was on hand, where he introduced a showing of the first ten minutes of the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. For the record, those in attendance said the clip was fantastic and action-packed. Anyway, IGN was able to talk to Feige about some of the upcoming projects that Marvel has on the schedule. Not long ago, a short list of directors for the planned Doctor Strange movie surfaced. Naturally, no confirmation ever came from the studio, but Feige was able to clear things a bit and says they are indeed looking for a director, but the four that were rumored weren’t among them.
Well, that article [from The Hollywood Reporter] was true that we’re meeting a lot of people now. That article was not true about who we’re meeting or what level anybody is. But we’re actively looking.
He also states that when they are looking for someone to helm a Marvel film, they aren’t looking for something specific. However, they do have one bit of criteria: “do something that we think is really cool.” Easy enough, right? While on the topic of Doctor Strange, Feige was asked about the Johnny Depp rumors that had the internet abuzz a few weeks ago, stating that Depp had met with the studio in regards to the role.
When you have a project that’s been around as long as Doctor Strange, there is sometimes, “Oh, I’ve met with Stan about this! Or I did that!” So Strange is one of those projects that predates me by a long shot. Obviously, the character does, but even in its cinematic brewing. So there’s a lot of things that have happened before me, and I’ve been here 14 years. So that’s a long time ago. I don’t know if that happened then.
Essentially, he’s saying that as long as he’s been around, no talks have occurred with Depp. He did go on to say that they aren’t looking for a star to lead the film, but if the person they do find is well known, then so be it, but they don’t go out of their way to cast a big name, which is evident by their previous castings. A little bit of column A and bit of column B. The conversation turned to the highly anticipated group of series that Marvel is working on with the internet giant Netflix, which includes Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Feige was asked when we can expect to see some casting news, but he quickly defected the question, saying Jeph Loeb would be the man to talk to on that front. He said they might be filming this year, but he isn’t involved with the day-to-day operations of the projects. Damn. Hopefully that news will come soon, especially if they are looking to premier the first series, Daredevil in 2015. Finally, there a few other little tid bits of news in the interview. Feige says that Marvel Studios doesn’t have much say in what other studios do with the Marvel characters, such as the X-Men, in regards to how they treat or adapt them. Aside from a few contractual requirements on both ends, such as how Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are being handled by Fox. He also states that folks at the corporate offices are quite pleased with how the recently revealed Guardians of the Galaxy teaser trailer was received. being that the marketing for the film is still in its early stages, it’s good to know that fans have been accepting of the project.
Source : IGN