Joss Whedon is staying pretty busy these days, what with directing the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot and finishing his script for Avengers 2 and all. Kevin Feige has been out and about hyping things up while Whedon gets busy creating the next few segments of the Marvel cinematic universe. The Marvel Studios president spoke with MTV about the Avengers sequel and how Phase 2 will lead into the next team-up.
We know that Whedon turned in his outline for Avengers and is hard at work on the script. Feige has of course read the outline and is pretty excited about it:
It’s still early days, but I told [Whedon] after reading the first sketch outline he delivered — and there’s a lot of work still to do, he has to sit down and turn this into a movie — but there are already seven things in there that are worth the price of admission alone.
Of course he couldn’t divulge any hints, teases, or spoilers about what those seven things are. He said that he is excited to have something he could pitch this early on that would make you go “oh my god, that’s going to be awesome,” but couldn’t say anything because MTV would print it all. He did touch on how things will connect this go around. Iron Man 3 kicks off Phase 2 followed by Captain America: The Winter Solider. Feige said those will connect to Avengers 2 in more subtle ways than the last time:
I would say that the exercise of this film is very much standalone, more so than any ‘Iron Man’ film since the first one. But because we are in Phase Two and we’re heading towards another ‘Avengers’ movie, there’s certainly a road that’s being paved — you just might not notice it. While you’re driving on the road, not knowing where it’s going, you might not realize that there are road signs and signals and lane changes that we’re setting up now — they might not be readily apparent the first time you see the movie.
So it seems we’ll have to pay extra close attention to all the films as we drive down the road to Avengers 2. Iron Man 3 will probably have an after credits scene, like most all Marvel films, that gives us a little nugget of info that helps set things up for further movies. What do you think? Any guess on what the connections will be?