A few weeks after Disney announced a truckload of MCU content for the Disney+ streaming platform, including trailers for highly-anticipated shows and news about a wide variety of new series that will be making their way into our homes over the next few years, head honcho Kevin Feige made the rounds to give us even more info to feast on, this time focusing on the movie-based material we’ll be getting.
Just a few days before the premiere of WandaVision, the MCU’s first Disney+ show, Feige gave a sprawling interview in which he reveals that The Mandalorian’s success has influenced Marvel’s content, teased the arrival of the X-Men, and gave us some details on Black Panther 2.
We already covered Kevin Feige’s R-Rated Deadpool comments so here’s everything else:
Black Panther 2
Feige confirmed no CGI Chadwick Boseman and no new T’Challa for the sequel, which will dive deeper into the world of Wakanda, including the culture and mythology.
“So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda,” Feige told Deadline. “Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story.”
We already know the Fantastic Four are coming to the MCU, which is great news for those hoping to erase the memories of the two previous installments, but what about the X-Men? Feige was asked specifically if all roads lead to the mutants, and he said yes… sort of…
“In hindsight, in five years if when we’re talking about everything that’s happened, everything can be a ramp to everything, specifically though, yes, Monica in Captain Marvel 2 and specifically to Wanda teaming up with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
Over the past few months, there has been a multitude of rumors swirling about the next Spider-Man movie and the potential for a multiverse. Feige admits there is something to it, but declined to give specifics.
“The biggest clue is the title of the second Doctor Strange movie. That’s the biggest clue of where the Multiverse of Madness is taking us and how we’re exploring that.”
As for the rumors, which include the appearances of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and their Spideys’ associated villains?
“I’ve read some things. I’m not sure I’ve read all things,” Feige told ComicBook.com. “The fun thing about online speculation when it comes to our stuff is how sometimes it couldn’t be more off the mark and sometimes it’s shockingly close, and that’s held true for the last few years. But saying which is which would take all the fun out of everything.”
Sounds like we’re gonna have a few more months of speculation, but with Feige at the helm, when we finally get answers, they’re probably going to be pretty good.