With the Marvel Studios schedule over the next few years laid out, talk has turned towards which of the so far unadapted Marvel Comics properties the company plans to bring to the big screen.
With “Doctor Strange” a lock, there’s been numerous guesses as to who else might make the cut with Black Panther and Captain Marvel seen as the likeliest candidates.
Speaking with IGN, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked specifically about the chances of those two characters getting their own films. Feige responds that they’re hearing the feedback and there’s currently a real push to get them made:
“They’re both characters that we like, that development work has been done, it’s continuing to be done on, and certainly it’s the question I get asked more than anything else, more than Iron Man 4, more than Avengers 3. That’s sort of the first time that’s really happened to us, so I think that makes a difference. I think that’s something we have to pay attention to.
I’ve always said we have our plan, and it’s served us very well, and there hasn’t been anything that has managed to deviate or change from that based on an opinion, because opinions online change and they alter, and they are based on limited information they have to what’s going on behind the scenes, but in this particular case I think it is a groundswell, and I think it means something substantial.”
The studio has eight films between now and 2019 that do not yet have titles, at least one of these two heroes could easily take one of those.