Kevin Feige Extends Marvel Contract; Talks MCU
Good news for fans of the Marvel cinematic universe as it's learned Kevin Feige has extended his Marvel contract.
Feige recently attended a Q&A at his alma mater, the University of Southern California, where students watched a prescreening of Avengers 2.
Feige offered his Marvel contract has recently been renewed, but wouldn't say anything more on the subject. Update: It's now being said Kevin Feige didn't say his contract has been renewed, but that some of the actors had their contracts renewed.
Feige is the president and producer of Marvel Studios overseeing the billion dollar plus franchise for Disney as well as is involved with Marvel properties at other studios including Sony's Spider-Man.
The most recent Marvel movie to have debuted, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, is already at $700 million worldwide. Up next for Feige is Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 and the new Sony standalone Spider-Man.
At the Q&A, Feige also let it be known that at any given moment Marvel is thinking 10 to 20 years ahead for their films, but is actively working on the next 5 years, and that what matters most is the movie coming out next. Feige said the current long term focus is the Phase 3 movies.
Feige also said that the characters from the Marvel TV series might make future appearances in future films - or they might not - but that they won't rule anything out.
Another detail mentioned by Kevin Feige was that a scene meant for The Avengers 2 will show up in Captain America: Civil War, which was a joint decision by both Feige and director Joss Whedon. Feige said the scene was one of his favorites.
Regarding the future use of the same actors, Feige let it be known the characters will continue, but whether or not they will continue with the current actors is unknown as absolutely nothing is set in stone.
Feige answered a question regarding the MCU becoming "darker" (I'm guessing compared to the DC movies) with Feige responding the Marvel movies won't be going that route, but will always have the tone and humor they have now. Feige said he "hoped people would catch on by now" that there will be "no giant dark turns in the MCU - the humor is the DNA of the movies and there are no plans to change that."
One last tidbit includes mention Quicksilver will stay dead. Feige said Quicksilver won't be resurrected (i.e. Coulson Lives). Feige said Quicksilver is dead and wanted to make sure people understood that.
Thanks to redditor JonLuca for posting his class notes.