Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Marvel’s Phase Two is coming together. That was the message presented at New York Comic-Con this past weekend as Marvel President Kevin Feige was on hand to promote next summer’s The Avengers. Of course, he was also bombarded with questions about what’s happening after that. Among the revelations were that the first post-Avengers movie, Iron Man 3, is the beginning of a new phase that will ultimately lead to The Avengers 2 and that film will likely feature a new team. Doctor Strange could factor into that plan and the Hulk TV show might even link up. It’s all explained after the jump along with the full Avengers panel for your viewing pleasure.
We’re still several months out from The Avengers and fans are still only getting tiny glimpses of it, which is why everyone was so excited to see some of The Hulk during the panel (read more about that at The Hollywood Reporter). But once The Avengers is done, it’s all about phase two. Here’s what Feige said during the Comic-Con panel via The Playlist:
We’re in pre-production on a movie called Iron Man 3 right now. We’ve got a great director called Shane Black who’s taking the reins. It’s the first of what we refer to Phase Two of this Avengers Assemble talk, which will lead to an Avengers 2. Those movies will be a part of that.
As previously discussed, in addition to Iron Man 3, those movies will likely include Thor 2, Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy as well as a few others. And those other films will lead to a new line up being in The Avengers 2, according to a quote he gave to IGN.
Absolutely [there will be a new line up]. That’s the fun of it — introducing new characters. Seeing how will things change after Iron Man goes through his next adventure? After Thor goes through his next adventure? If we do another Cap adventure, how will things change? The dynamic between them? Their own worlds? So that the dynamic in Avengers 2 is actually quite different than it is in the first one.
We also know a Hulk TV series is being developed (by Guillermo Del Toro no less) and while Mark Ruffalo won’t be reprising his role, it was revealed the CG Hulk from The Avengers would be very similar to what will appear on that show. Also, the show will be “the early years” of Hulk, featuring a younger Bruce Banner, and might end up linking up to the movies. Again, IGN spoke to Feige about it, but head to that article for more:
Seems like Marvel has quite the master plan. For more, you can watch the full New York Comic-Con Avengers panel below, sans footage of course.