Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem - the future of the marvel cinematic universe

Who Else?

Kevin Feige has said that Marvel has films and story lines planned through 2028, but we’ve gotten very little information about which new characters may be coming after Inhumans.

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Avengers Age of Ultron

Black Widow

The Marvel head has said that he would like to explore Black Widow in a solo film:

We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in [Avengers: Age of Ultron]. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.

And we know that Marvel already has a “pretty in-depth” treatment by Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman.

The Runaways

The possible Runaways movie has gone through a bunch of iterations. Runaways comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan was originally hired to write a screenplay in 2008, and Peter Sollett was even set to direct the film in 2010 with revisions by Drew Pearce. However, the movie was shelved in favor of The Avengers. When Feige announced the Phase Three line-up last year, someone asked about the project and Feige responded that there was “still an awesome script that exists in our script vault,” adding, “We’d love to do something with Runaways some day. In our television and future film discussions, it’s always one that we talk about, because we have a solid draft there. But again, we can’t make them all.”

Runaways follows a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are an organized group of supervillains called The Pride. On the run from their homes, the group bands together and begins a journey of discovery, both of their parents’ origins and of their own inherited powers. Unlike most other books in the Marvel universe, the individual Runaways story arcs are collected in small, manga-sized trade paperbacks. In 2006, the series won the Harvey Award for best continuing/limited series. Geek god Joss Whedon, a vocal fan of the book, took over the series after Vaughan and Adrian Alphona left following issue #24 of the title’s second volume.


Other Projects We Know About

We know that Marvel has hired screenwriters for a bunch of other projects that either have not happened or might be still in the works. Those comic properties include:

  • Andrew W. Marlowe wrote a stand alone Nick Fury movie in April 2006. It was compared more to Jim Steranko’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., which as you know became a television series.
  • Rich Wilkes was hired to write a screenplay for Iron Fist in 2010, but the character is already set to lead his own Netflix series.
  • Marvel has also been said to be working on a project for Blade, either a film or a television series. Wesley Snipes has even revealed that he’s had discussions with Marvel about reprising the role.

And there may be even more we’re missing or not even thinking about. Leave your choices in the comments below!

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