Let’s be honest Kevin Feige is THE MAN when it comes to the MCU. He knows about things before anyone. This is the 3rd time I’ve interviewed him and each time he come in with a ball cap and a smile. THIS particular ball cap is “Pym Industries”. Can you make the MCU reference? Let’s get down to the nitty gritty and check out the interview below:
Q: Why is there no end credits scene?
KF: Well, there’s a mid-credit scene, as we call it. It’s not a fast and hard rule that there must be something after the credits, and Joss was a firm believer that we shouldn’t do something that seeming like we were aping the Shawarma scene at the end of it. His version of the story really culminates where it does at the end of the film and with the mid-credits. Everything we were thinking of just felt like an add-on that wasn’t worth doing. That’s one of the reasons why he wanted to get it out there so people didn’t sit there for seven minutes and go, what?
Q: With the movies and Shield and everything, how many people are on the team that keeps everything straight?
KF: There’s a television division; there’s a studio division and there’s a solid brain trust of seven or eight of us at the studio that oversee each of the films. Beyond that, of course, dozens and then hundreds, and then thousands, eventually, on each production.
How many years has it been off-screen?
KF: I’m not sure we ever directly say it, but we always sorta thought it. It’s probably a good year after the events of The Winter Soldier. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been brought down at the end of The Winter Soldier, after revealing that Hydra had been growing within it, and that there’s a lot of fallout. Some of that is on the television series, and some of that we see at the very beginning of this movie. That scepter- Loki’s which, which if you look at the end of the first Avengers movie, the last time you see it, Black Widow is holding it in the, in the shadow of all the Avengers as they, as they’re finally taking down Loki.
Our backstories clearly that went into a secure S.H.I.E.L.D. vault somewhere, but of course, S.H.I.E.L.D. was not secure, and it ended up in the hands of Strucker at the beginning of this film.
Q: Are we gonna see Spiderman make an appearance in Civil War?
KF: Well, you’ve heard the announcements- we’ve teamed up with Sony to bring Spidey into our universe and, doing a new Spidey film in 2017, but I think we’re being less than specific about where we’ll, where we’ll see him first.
Fun Fact: “Age of Ultron’s our eleventh Marvel Cinematic Universe film.”- Kevin Feige
Q: Do you have somebody in the Marvel Universe that you really wanna bring in the stories or anything that you haven’t yet?
KF: I used to say Guardians of the Galaxy to that question. I used to say vision to that question. I used to say Falcon. I used to say Doctor Strange a lot and obviously we’re deep into that with Benedict Cumberbatch now. We start filming in November. It’s really been amazing. Now, it does come down to very individual and specific characters, but if I say too many of them, it’ll give away exactly what we’re doing with Guardians 2 or with the future ones.
It’s a testament to the Marvel comics and how deep its bench is that there’s still hundreds of great characters that we haven’t even touched yet.
Lot’s of good MARVEL nuggets released in that interview. I’m a HUGE Cumberbatch fan so of course I’m dying for anything from Doctor Strange. As far as Spidey goes…..well I just want to see how that plays out. MARVEL has yet to let me down though so I’m ready to enjoy the ride!
Don’t Forget AVENGERS: Age of Ultron hits theaters TOMORROW May 1st 2015!
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