2018 Will Be The 10th Anniversary For Marvel On Making Films
Did we all see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?! It just passed $500 million dollars, so a lot of you did. Sorry, this story isn’t about what an excellent movie that is. Let’s start again…
Hi Splashians, 2018 is looking like a big celebration for Marvel. Of course, the big crown in the 10th Anniversary of Marvel releasing films is Avengers: Infinity War. Can you believe it was 10 years ago Robert Downey Jr. won back the hearts of the world and proclaimed “I am Iron Man”? Comingsoon.net spoke with Kevin Feige about the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and where it’s headed next. When asked about whether 10 years have passed in the MCU since Iron Man, Feige said this:
“We worry about it in terms of making sure we’re keeping track and making sure we’re not contradicting anything, which we’re doing… It doesn’t concern us much beyond that until I get more than one question at a junket about it.”
Feige explained that when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, time hasn’t passed quite the same as with the rest of the films. James Gunn wanted to tell a story for the first two films where the Guardians were relatively new. But, for Infinity War, the team will leap ahead a few years. Hopefully we’ll get to see a full-grown Groot again. It will be so wonderful seeing Rocket interact with Tony Stark, ugh, the wait is too much. Someone discover time travel.
Feige pointed out that Marvel will have 20 films in 10 years. That’s amazing when you think about the fact that no one expected anything from Iron Man when it released. It had a good trailer, it was a great film, and then with Nick Fury’s cameo in the now-expected post credits scene; everything changed. When looking at the 10th anniversary Feige says that Infinity War will be Marvel’s party. And, we all get to come, for a fee.
When asked if Infinity War is the result of something that has been thoroughly planned since Iron Man, or if the path changed along the way, Feige answered:
“It is, I think, a very good combination of both,” Feige explains. “It’s a result of having a goal and having an endgame. It’s about heading towards that and still being willing to make adjustments along the way where it serves whatever film we’re working on. We never want to be so rigid in a structure that we don’t allow ourselves to do fun, new, unexpected things that can happen along the way. I’d say it’s a pretty healthy combination of both… We started out being very excited that we were finally able to be the people creatively responsible for a Marvel film ourselves and do them in the way that our instincts sort of called for us to do them. That has remained unchanged.”
Just to recap, 2018 will bring us Black Panther on February 16th, Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, and Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th. And, 2017 still has Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok to offer us. That’s five films in a little over a year. But, let’s turn our attention to Spidey and see how Homecoming stacks up with the legendary Guardians film we just received.