Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Disney held an event at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to celebrate the home video release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (which hits stores and VOD on October 2nd 2015). They unveiled a new Tyler Stout print for the film, and Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem were on hand for an extensive 26 minute question and answer session.
As with most of these Question and Answer sessions, the queries thrown at Feige began at the Avengers sequel but quickly diverted to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Avengers: Infinity War and Jon Watts’ Spider-Man reboot. Its so much that we’re going to divide this into two posts. This first post will focus on how Marvel plotted the Infinity stones in phase one and two and the upcoming phase three leading to The Avengers: Infinity War. Here is what is answered:
- When will we see the final two Infinity Stones?
- When did they know that they would start introducing the Infinity Gems?
- Was making the Tesseract an Infinity Stone planned after the fact?
- Will Avengers: Infinity War be an end of the story told thus far?
- Has the entire story leading to the conclusion in The Avengers: Infinity War Part II been planned out already?
- Were the Avengers: Age of Ultron visions a prediction of the future that could come in Infinity War?
After the jump you can check out the Tyler Stout Avengers Age of Ultron poster that premiered at the event. You can also watch the entire question and answer session captured on video. I believe I was the only one in attendance who was recording video, so while you might read some choice quotes elsewhere — this is a bit of an exclusive.
Here is the Tyler Stout Avengers: Age of Ultron poster that made its premiere at the event. I’ve heard that the regular version of this print will go on sale at Hero Complex Gallery at some point today. I don’t have further details.
Now here are the videos I recorded of Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem talking about Avengers: Age of Ultron and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading to Infinity War. I head to split this video in two due to Youtube restrictions:
Here are some of the interesting Infinity Stones and Avengers: Infinity War responses:
When will we see the other two Infinity Stones that have not yet shown up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Kevin Feige: You will see the other two, sometime in phase three for sure. There’s a gauntlet that needs to be filled.
When did they know that they would start introducing the Infinity Gems? Was making the Tesseract an Infinity Stone planned after the fact?
Kevin Feige: It was really sort of Iron Man 2 and building the architecture of the entire phase one is where that started to come about, and the notion that the tesseract being not only tying phase one together but also being part of all the other things that tie phase two together. I won’t say its all perfectly planned out in 2009, but that was the genesis of it. It goes back that far.
Jeremy Latchem: I remember we were on set and we had the prop designer drawing the book that Tony Stark’s flipping through when he’s going through all of his father’s stuff and I remember trying to explain to the prompter that ‘no no, this cube you’re drawing is very important, so it needs to be a certain way because thats going to matter later.
Kevin Feige: What Howard Stark says on that film, everything you need to know is right in front of you, when we were on THAT page.