This summer and next are important times for Marvel Studios. This year, it’s got the small matter of launching two brand new franchises, in the shape of Thor and Captain America. And then next year, it’s knitting together (thanks to the guiding hand of Joss Whedon) Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and more in The Avengers.
But post-The Avengers, some questions had been raised as to just what Marvel would be up to next. And we’ve got part of the answer, as studio president, Kevin Feige, has confirmed that further instalments of both Thor and Captain America are in the works.
Chatting to IGN, Feige revealed, “Thor will go off into a new adventure, and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own.”
The Captain America sequel, unlike this summer’s movie, will be set in the present, then. Interesting.
Feige continued, “We hope that holds true for the characters appearing in that film – Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the spy organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. – all of whom are more than worthy and capable of carrying their own films. And, we’ve got a lot of other characters we’re prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe. There are many, many stories to be mined.”
We’re not sure that “mined” is the perfect choice of word, but you get his drift. Put it this way: the Marvel Studios production line is showing little sign of stopping. And we’d wager that it’ll have a sequel to either Captain America or Thor ready in two years.
Our review of Thor is here, incidentally.
More images and information about Thor can be found here.
Read more about Captain America: The First Avenger here.