spiderman homecoming

Yeah.  Well, that’d be fun.  It was my first thought when I heard rumors of Mysterio, so I was like oh it’d be cool to have the magic guy and the magic guy.  But anyways, how are you gonna market these movies with Avengers 4 coming? We’ve heard that the Spider-Man takes place minutes after Avengers 4.  But you gotta start marketing Spider-Man before Avengers 4 comes out.  So doesn’t that pose like an interesting problem?

It does.  I mean, I think much like Ant-Man and the Wasp, which when you see the movie connects and you see how it connects.  In the marketing, we don’t show that part.  I think we’ll very much feel like a return to the fun of Homecoming and Peter with his class and going places we don’t usually see Peter Parker and a new villain and that will be the focus both of the movie but certainly of the marketing.  

In this movie, [Walton] Goggins says he’s working for… someone, we don’t really get to find out who he’s working for.  Is that something that is seeds that are being planted?  Can you give us a tease?

A little bit.  I mean, those are, there are deeply planted seeds and there are less deeply planted seeds.  He says SHIELD and Hydra don’t exist anymore, he’s working for people that are dangerous people.  

But they’re interested in Quantum Realm for some reason.

They’re interested in that ’cause it’s new.  It’s the new thing.  We’ll see where that goes.  

disney vault

Disney has a streaming service coming up.  I know largely you and the TV have kind of been separate entities.  If there were to be a Marvel movie for the Disney streaming service, would that be you guys or would that be the Marvel TV people?

There have been, we’ve started discussing the streaming service.  It’s going to be an important thing for the company.  And we’re figuring out what our involvement will be in it now.  

I keep on hearing you say post Phase 3 and you’ve said in the past that there is no Phase 4.  

I think I said that would it even be called Phase 4?  Might be, but what or will it not be?  

What does that mean?

It means we’re focusing on finishing Phase 3 and delivering on the promise that we made at the El Capitan so many years ago.  

That was a long time ago now.

And yet all the movies we announced haven’t come out yet.  

We still don’t even know the title of Avengers 4. When can we expect to learn that?

I think towards the end of the year.  In the fall.  

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

When I’m watching this film, I see that whole contraption to enter the Quantum Realm. I know you’re a big fan of the Disney theme parks, but I see that I’m like, oh my God, that’s like a Disney ride meant to happen. 

The tunnel you mean?

Yeah.

That’d be cool.

When you’re designing this stuff, does that ever enter your mind?  Like this could be the perfect…

Always.  I mean, going back to from before Disney bought us.  We used to walk around in Heimdall’s observatory on the set of Thor 1 and be like this would be a great, like this could be the queue of a ride and you go on Bifrost.  So that’s just the way we think.  Now we can talk with Imagineers who are all starting to put it together.  So it’s kind of incredible.

It’s finally happening.

It’s finally happening.

(These final questions contain spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp. Proceed with caution.)

 

The other interesting thing I think you guys are doing with this, you have 10 years and 20 films and you’ve built up all these expectations of what a Marvel movie is.  And you’ve been playing against those expectations. Like in Infinity War, there’s not the mid-credits scene and there are gasps in every screening I’ve seen of it.  And in this film, there’s the after credits question mark.  I think you’re playing like can you talk about that?  ‘Cause you guys I think are now having fun with us a little bit.

I think we always have.  I mean, it’s always been and I wouldn’t say intentionally to pull the rug out or anything.  It’s just always been what do we think would be fun?  And just when people think they know what the formula is, we do something different.  Just because we want, 20 films in 10 years, we always wanna shift and we always wanna change and we always wanna do things.  Not having a mid-credits scene in Infinity War was the idea probably four years ago.  Was going back to and then we’ll do this and it’ll be shocking.  And then the credits will roll and then they’ll look for hope and they’ll be nothing.  So the first time I saw that was at the premiere when everybody gasped.  

When you filmed that after credits sequence, did you inform those actors they were going to disappear?

Uh, yeah. “Okay.  Step out of frame now.  Why?  No reason.”

I mean, you could have done it without them knowing.  You said in an interview this week that this film largely connects with Avengers 4.  And I think it answers where is Ant-Man.  The question that people were asking with Infinity War.  But does this connect to Avengers 4 in any other greater ways that we’re not, that people might not be seeing on the first watch?

[Feige makes noise that cant be transcribed or explained]

Can you hint at them?  No.  Okay. Well, thank you so much.

Thanks, man.  Good seeing you.

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