Kevin Feige Talks Infinity Stones, Phase 3… by filmjunkee
Kevin Feige did some chatting about the Marvel Cinematic Universe in celebration of the Blu-ray release of Avengers Age of Ultron, and wow did he talk a lot about what they’re cooking over there at Disney/Marvel. No need for me to type anything else. Here it all is:
You will absolutely see the other two [Infinity Stones] sometime in Phase Three,” quips Feige. “After all, there’s a Gauntlet that needs to be filled. It really began with Iron Man 2, building out the architecture for the entirety of Phase One. The notion of the Tesseract being not only the thing that ties Phase One together but that can also be a major part of Phase Two. I can’t say that it was all perfectly laid out in 2009, but that was certainly the genesis of it.
We always want the filmmakers to go and make the movie they want to make, not let the craziness of the world get in the way of that. Afterwards, we can be certain that everything lines up and make those corrections. But the main thing is to allow each film to be as fun as possible…
For example, we always knew going into Age of Ultron that the stone in Loki’s scepter that would eventually end up in Vision’s head. But others come out of more simple, structural plot needs. A filmmaker might say, okay, there’s a mysterious orb driving this story. At which point, we’ll suggest, alright, then let’s put something inside that orb.
Certainly Thanos and the Infinity Stones are the connection between all these movies. Especially Guardians. When and if those specific characters start switching remains to be seen. The Guardians 2 team just left for Atlanta on Monday to start the movie, so all our effort and thought is going directly into that — which is shaping up very nicely right now.
Broad strokes. Strokes that are broad enough and loose enough that – in the development of the four or five movies before we move into our culmination – allow us room to sway and move and surprise ourselves. All these movies, ultimately, should feel as if they were interconnected, all planned far ahead, and yet still pivot and breathe as individual films.
ON DOCTOR STRANGE:
For some reason people sometimes talked about how we’re not doing an origin story, we’re bored of origin stories. I think people are bored of origin stories they’ve seen before or origin stories that are overly familiar. Doctor Strange has one of the best, most classic, most unique origin stories of any hero we have, so why wouldn’t we do that? That was sort of always the plan. How you tell that origin, perhaps there are ways to twist it or play with that, but for the most part, it’s a gift when the comics have something with such clarity of story and of character. That doesn’t always happen in the comics, and when it does, you use it.
She plays a very, very big part in the movie and represents a certain point of view of the worlds that we experience in that movie, but Doctor Strange, without a doubt, is the character we follow through the movie.