The guys at the @slashfilm /filmcast (with guests @GermainLussier and @jeffcannata) have just put up an incredible special podcast based purely on the Marvel Universe, and where they see it headed to in the future.
I worked on every Marvel film when I was at Paramount, from Iron Man to Captain America, and there was always a directive coming from Marvel that it was leading to the next film and eventually THE AVENGERS. But never did they ever mention new properties post Avenging. Nothing after May 4 was set in stone. Yes, sequels were greenlit, but basically, everything they have done since IRON MAN was leading up to this point, the point in which they release THE AVENGERS. The point at which they make $1billion in 19 days and Hulk-smash every box office record to smithereens.
But now what?
Well the /film guys have some pretty fuckin swell ideas. And holy shit, I had no idea there were so many paths which Marvel Studios could veer down…
They cover Thanos, The Infinity Gauntlet, Guardians of the Galaxy, Adam Warlock, The Winter Soldier, Ant man/Giant Man, Dr Strange, then all the villains which could potentially be looked upon to get all up in the grillz of our soops in Thor 2, Iron Man 3, Cap 2 and even some discussion on the “other” Marvel properties like X-Men, Spiderman and Fantastic Four.
I tell you what, it’s a good time to be invested in Marvel, I can’t wait to see what they’ve got coming next. I hope it’s something a bit different and challenging. A few more passion projects. They’re like Matt Damon at the end of ROUNDERS, they’ve picked the public’s tell, now fuck with them a bit and go all in for Avengers 2.