Last night, Marvel Studios opened its doors to the press for the first time on the Disney lot and studio president Kevin Feige provided a number of quotes about a myriad of topics, including former Marvel stalwart Joss Whedon’s move to Warner Bros. and DC with Batgirl, Feige’s plans for Spider-Man’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a lot more. But I know you don’t have the time to sift through the internet to track down all those quotes, so I did it for you. Read on to learn about the most relevant Kevin Feige updates.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Josh Brolin is no stranger to comic book movies and he’ll soon add another superhero character to his filmography. The Oscar-nominated actor, who has a habit of working with some of the best and most interesting filmmakers on the planet, has been cast as Cable in Deadpool 2.
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Rob Liefeld advised against using Cable in Deadpool. The character’s creator thought the time traveler with a bionic arm and a glowing eye was unnecessary for Wade Wilson’s origin story. The filmmakers considered Cable for the film, but ultimately he was left out and saved as a tease for the end credits. The character is next up at bat, though, as he plays a prominent role in David Leitch‘s (John Wick) Deadpool 2. Cable has a complicated backstory in the comics, which the real heroes of Deadpool, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, plan on distilling down to its bare essentials.
Below, the screenwriters discuss writing the Cable origin story.
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I attended a Q&A with Marvel head Kevin Feige last night which you can read about elsewhere on the site (Infinity Stones/Infinity War and the future of the Marvel Universe). One quote in particular no one seems to be focusing on is something Feige said when answering my question about how they can insert a character like Spider-Man into the long-term arc leading to Infinity War, which has clearly already been plotted far in advance.
His answer contained a little nugget of information: Marvel has contingency story plans in the far-off case the company is able to get back the movie character rights for some of the properties they don’t currently control. As you know, this currently stands at the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes, which includes Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Cable and others. Find out exactly what Feige said about the Marvel contingency plans, after the jump.
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