Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and producer Jeremy Latchem held a Q&A last night in celebration of the home theater release (new term) of Avengers: Age of Ultron at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. A special thanks to slashfilm.com for video tapping the the Q&A (watch everything said below).
Latchem stated that a new Avengers team would be formed after the events of the Avengers: Infinity War and that part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will end.
“I think [Infinity War is] definitely an end to some version of the team that we’ve come to know as The Avengers. Who knows exactly what’s going to happen in that film, but I think this version of that team – I think we start to hint at that end of Age Of Ultron – that the team will be evolving,” said Latchem.
“One of the things we love from the comics is the roster is always changing, that new people are coming on the team, and that you can pick up an Avengers book ten years later and you don’t recognize people on the cover, but the ideas, the ideals, the things that make the Avengers the Avengers, still exist,” said Latchem.
“I think that is part of what this culmination will be, we’re seeing this version of the team doing this thing to save the universe, the galaxy, and we’ll kind of see where that goes. It’s not the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I think that it is the end of part of it. For sure. We’re still trying to sort out which parts that meets,” said Latchem.
Marvel Studios has 10 films coming out over the next four years and it will be interesting to see what the box office numbers look like by then. Will superhero fatigue set in as the general audience moves on to something else (not sure what that could be)? Will Marvel be able to acquire the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four by Phase 4? With how quickly technology changes and grows, will Disney create an all Marvel network by 2020 where you pay $10 a month for programming… did your brain explode on that last one?
“If we get the rights to a certain character, that’s great; we’re going to do this. If not, we’re going to do this. We always sort of operate under those various alternate timelines available and ready to shift if something happens,” said Feige.
Who would you like to see on the ‘New Avengers’?
May 6: Captain America: Civil War
November 4: Doctor Strange
No Date: Marvel’s Luke Cage
No Date: Marvel’s Iron Fist
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 28: Spider-Man
November 3: Thor: Ragnarok
No Date: Marvel’s The Defenders
May 4: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1
July 6: Black Panther
November 2: Captain Marvel
May 3: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2
July 12: Inhumans