With the publicity train for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” now well underway, comments from Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige have started to crop up and here’s a collection of everything we’ve learned from them about the company’s plans for 2019 and beyond.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, Feige was asked when we’ll hear about Marvel’s Phase 4 announcements to which he said they’re currently figuring out how to make all the announcements:
“Marketing’s coming up with all sorts of things. How to debut [those plans], how to debut Captain Marvel, lots of opportunities for fun, exciting stuff coming up. And after Avengers 4, being less cagey about it.”
Feige reveals the first trailer for the “Captain Marvel” film is still a good few months off and updated the status of the project during a press conference:
“You already know as much as you need to. We’ve got Skrulls, we’ve got the Kree, it takes place in the 90s, you have Sam Jackson with two eyes and Carol Danvers, a unique telling of Carol Danvers origin story. We are about two weeks out from completion of principal photography.”
He confirmed “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is indeed the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequels title, and that like the first the title has multiple meanings.
Feige also touched upon one area the MCU has been notably lacking in – no LGBTQ+ hero or heroine. It’s especially odd as gay and lesbian characters have been part of Marvel Comics for decades, and the new “Ant-Man” for example is set in San Francisco yet doesn’t feature a single gay character.
Feige was asked by The Playlist when LGBTQ+ fans will see themselves represented on screen and Feige says not only one but two characters are coming up in future films that are LGBTQ+, one of whom we’ve already met and the other who hasn’t been seen as yet.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” opens nationwide on July 6.