‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’: Kevin Feige Opens Up On More Marvel Goodness
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is apparently already being considered, says Marvel president Kevin Feige. However, much like any franchise which hasn’t yet proved itself, he’s waiting to see how the first movie works.
GotG comes to theaters in the U.S. August 1 and stars some relatively big names. Chris Pratt plays the intergalactic criminal Star-Lord, a scoundrel who is supposedly the master of escapes according to the trailers. Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, the green-skinned assassin. Bradley Cooper is the voice of Rocket Raccoon, a gun-toting alien who hates it when you call him a raccoon. Dave Batista plays Drax the Destroyer, apparently the muscle of the group. Vin Diesel voices Groot, another alien criminal who looks like a tree.
Based on trailers for the upcoming movie, Guardians of the Galaxy is aiming to stick to the tone of the comics, keeping it comedic as this Avengers tie-in takes on the troubles of space. The idea has rarely if ever been done before, and Kevin Feige isn’t making any promises yet. If it does well, we will probably see Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Feige had this to say about the possible sequel:
“So should this film work, should the audience come out for this one, there are definitely places we can take it and we have ideas of where we’d like to go with it, but really all the energy goes into the first movie first.”
The Marvel front man also commented on the solidifying plans for the Dr. Strange movie. He says that the film will do about the same thing as Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, bringing another kind of hero into the Avengers mix. The idea is to expand and give us more than just physical fighters.
Kevin Feige explains, “There’s a whole other side of the Marvel universe, and Doctor Strange is, I believe, our entry point into that other realm, which has dozens of characters and storylines of its own.”
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) June 23, 2014
Feige went on to say that hopefully one day Marvel will own the rights to the entire universe and we will see crossovers with Spider-Man and the X-Men. Due to Fox and Sony doing everything they can to retain their claims, those crossovers aren’t likely to happen any time soon. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 looks more likely for now, and even that is little more than abstract ideas at the moment. It is rumored that the GotG sequel will hit in May 2016.
What do you think of the possible future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kevin Feige sees it? Would you be excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and a possible universal crossover?
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