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HeyUGuys - gets a great quick interview with Kevin Fiege about the Marvel Universe!!

Hey folks, Harry here...   Just got an email from Dave Sztypuljak over at HeyUGuys.Co.Uk with a great little Video Interview of Kevin Feige, the President of MARVEL - and he clarifies some of the landscape with Marvel's films - and hints that ANT MAN is closer than it has ever been.   But also we find out about Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver in terms of their possible future use in a future AVENGERS flick.   I love this stuff, because when I begin hearing these things - well, I don't need to get excited, I'm already dying to see this film.   At this point, I think most of us have become Marvel's bitch and we're just impatient and anxious.   Anxious because MARVEL is just now beginning to really show the full potential of doing this right.   And still...  the possibility to blow minds is just starting to be tapped.   Whenever we get DR STRANGE, there's a potential for something completely new from Marvel - and I hope they fully realize it.   Right now, I'm pretty damn confident.   It's great to feel that way.   To be a bit relaxed, knowing that they GET IT.   They're actually getting it.   That there isn't a need to scream and bitch and moan, but a reason to genuinely celebrate as fans - this is what we've been saying.   In a very real way - this is the big explosion that will open up the larger potential of the Marvel Universe.    And I just pray that the folks over at DC at Warners...   that they see what is happening here.   They're going to nail the hell out of DARK KNIGHT RISES...   and I like they're doing more, but bringing these characters together, it unleashes a comic geekgasm that is genuinely refreshing.   Now - here's Dave & Kevin...


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  • April 19, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by leisuredrummer

    Is it too tough to type out the text, darn in all to the darn dangity.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Hey you guys = Electric Company = Spider-Man

    by Frisco

    I think a Dr. Strange movie would be amazing, but they need to think more Blade and less Iron Man. By that I mean that the movie will have to have its own vibe completely. The Dr. Strange movie must feel like a very personal, human-level story told in a cosmic, redonk setting. And no origin! Leave that for the second or third movie.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by leisuredrummer

    Damn you leisuredrummer!

  • April 19, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    -- Would you really like to "get" The Avengers?

    by MooseMalloy

    Go to a local comicbook store, buy an issue of THE AVENGERS, old or new. take it home, sit in a comfortable chair, open the cover and start reading...

  • April 19, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Death's Head

    by Relugus

    Dark sci-fi action comedy, with Alan Rickman voicing the Freelance Peacekeeping Agent. Or, at least team him up with Deadpool or have him as an antagonist in Avengers 2.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Dr. Strange/Ant-Man

    by Grendel745

    I can't wait for either of these:) The other day my friends and I were talking about these potential films as being too unknown or off the beaten path, but then we realized that for were Iron Man, Cap and Thor. I think Marvel knows how to market their films (which is odd since Disney doesn't) so that even if you're not aware of the character you still get caught up in it. They need to make sure they continue the near perfect matching of director and material and the absolutely perfect matching of actor and character though. That's what makes these movies for me.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Bring on 'Heroes For Hire!'

    by ThulsaBoom

    May I suggest Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins with 'drama doubles' for the dialogue.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    The interviewer sounds like an adult Stewie

    by Terminocity

  • April 19, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CST

    ****potential spoiler**** lokis army

    by captain_intrigue_and_miss_tery

    Is it just me or is this the first time they've actually mentioned the chitauri by name as lokis army???

  • April 19, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    also "Taking a few steps in the next few months"

    by Terminocity

    the cameo they filmed has to be Ant-man

  • ...and then we get a new FF movie, by Marvel, done right, and all the attendant characters are fair game for future Marvel movies. This will be particularly fruitful if they're really looking to explore the cosmic aspects of the 'verse in film. I personally would love to see a Kree/Skrull war tie-in between Avengers, FF and a third cosmic-level property, like Guardians of the Galaxy or Silver Surfer or Nova Corps or something.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    If the Thanos rumor is real..

    by LowDevil

    Then i am starting to get excited for the Marvel film franchise.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    how does marketing work for films like this?

    by mojination

    is it a mercenary style group or does Disney have an in house marketing team? Carter and the Marvel films have had huge differences in terms of marketing style and push strategies, with notable results.

  • April 19, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    iron man and doom have great history as rivals.

    by TheAwareness

  • April 19, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Tom welling of smallville rumored to be ANT MAN

    by dmstar

  • April 19, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Can't beleive we get Avengers a week earlier down under.

    by bohdi71

    Also battleship has been here for a week, not that's anything to rave about...

  • April 19, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    DC/WB will wait and see how DKR does compared to Avengers.

    by hank henshaw

    If Avengers makes more money than Batman, they might consider a plan to bring WW, Flash, Green Lantern (try for real this time), a Batman that is compatible to the JLA, etc. If DKR makes TDK-like amounts of dough, forget it, all Warner will do is churn out more Batman movies. Other characters will get tv shows, at best.

  • Also, lace it with horror. It would be neat beyond the human mind's ability to comprehend. Of course, we won't get something cool like that. It'll be glossed and CGI'd to oblivion like everything else...even when it doesn't fit the concept.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Guillermo Del Toro should direct the Dr. Strange movie

    by thelordofhell

    It's a shame that Johnny Depp would be prohibitively expensive as Dr. Strange

  • April 19, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    The Adult Stewie Comment

    by Dan Lalonde

    LOL that what got me to watch some of the clip.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Re: thelordofhell

    by SK229

    If anything, they're going to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND now that their carefully laid plans have finally lead to The Avengers release and, I'm 99% certain, HUMONGOID box office. Combine that with the acquisition by Disney, and I think they have a mandate similar to Pixar's: keep doing what you're doing, bigger and better. So I could see some casting coup announcements as part of their larger marketing strategy (in some ways, it already is) and I can see a lot of big names wanting to get in on the Marvel machine. Someone else mentioned the pitch perfect combination of director and material as well as actor and material, and another person mentioned the way they market these films so characters the average person has never heard of find an audience. They're absolutely amazing at it. Batman is BATMAN, but to get asses in the seats for Iron Man and Thor? That's a hat trick. I'm sure they'll falter somewhere, (or maybe not, wouldn't that be something?), but for now, let's all just enjoy the ride.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by SK229

    am I the only person who enjoyed IM 2 and Incredible Hulk, in spite of their faults?

  • April 19, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    @ sk229 - no, I enjoyed them both immensely.

    by Aaron

    Lots of herd- mentality hate dumped on those two for no reason.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:13 a.m. CST

    So Ant Man is a go...

    by Iahael

    There must be some old school agent somewhere who could net a deal for Marvel to re-acquire its properties, or, at least, have them work in conjunction with each other. Spider-man was, for a long time, their most popular character, then the X-men -- neither of whom they currently own the film rights to. Luke Cage/Iron Fist is a great obvious set of side characters, and yeah, we all know who's coming... NAMOR bet on it. But come on, Marvel needs Doom, and they know it. Imagine Downey Jr.'s Stark mano a mano with a re-cast, bad ass Dr. Victor Von Doom. (Michael Fassbender. There, its done) Jon Hamm as Mr. Fantastic, etc. T.'.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Let us repeat this mantra from a previous tb. Disney...Depp...Dr.Strange.

    by adeceasedfan

    Repeated enough could bring it into fruition. Disney...Depp...Dr. Strange... That's it, and again Disney...Depp...Dr. Strange...

  • Hell ya set it in the 70's and make it a double feature with luke cage(the rock)/ iron fist(jason statham) also 70s style and let freaking tarantino direct it.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Kevin Feige: destroying Marvel properties one a time

    by chien_sale

  • April 20, 2012, 12:52 a.m. CST

    I've been chanting this for two weeks now...

    by adeceasedfan

    Disney...Depp...Dr. Strange... Marvel take heed, Disney reach deep into your pockets... or just go with what pink_apocalypse said b/c that would kick ass too.

  • April 20, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Marvel needs to do The Punsiher some justice!!!

    by Onin Solstice

    Don't forget ol' Frank...

  • Fuck.

  • It's just another revenge flick if he is not juxtaposed with by the book, put the baddy in jail do gooders. It is soo strange that they do not see this...

  • April 20, 2012, 4:04 a.m. CST

    THE INHUMANS and the MICRONAUTS, the uninitiated could never handle it.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • April 20, 2012, 4:05 a.m. CST

    DEVIL DINOSAUR & MOONBOY should be a PIXAR film

    by the Green Gargantua

  • April 20, 2012, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Ant-Man would be a silly film

    by Dhaemon

    In what context could you make a Ant-Man film and make it a great selling mainstream movie without people laughing at the idea of a man, who can get big or small and can talk to Ants. <br> I think we can all agree that some Comic book characters just can not translate well to the big screen.<br> Please remove your rose tinted glasses people!

  • April 20, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    If it were up to me

    by Johnboy40

    and IF the Avengers is the success I (we?) hope it is, if i were Marvel I would release some movies under a "Marvel Knights" banner or something along those lines . The more adult ..(maybe atmospheric or unusual are better descriptions) end of their range: The Punisher, Dr Strange, Moon Knight, Blade if they can get the rights back, those kind of characters. Still tie it into the more mainstream universe with references to SHIELD, all that kind of thing. Lower budgets to reflect probable higher ratings and so on. I watched the first Blade movie last night. I forgot how damn good it is, IMO the best of the trilogy, because it got the atmosphere so right.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Great review of Avengersn in the Telegraph

    by Hesiod2k7

  • April 20, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    The Daredevil franchise needs to be revived too

    by Hesiod2k7

    One of Marvel's best characters with classic storylines.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:32 a.m. CST

    @Green Gargantua - Punisher needs superheroes?

    by Steve Rogers

    I guess that's why Garth Ennis's MAX run was so terrible, eh? Oh no wait hang on, it was the definitive version of the character and the best run of Punisher comics in decades, with no capes in sight. Weird that.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by A for Aristocrat

    They need to hold off Thanos for Avengers 3. Ultron is perfect plus Ant-Mans tag could have Ultron as a perfect lead in for Avengers 2. As cool as Doom would be he should be a Avengers 4 villian. By that time they may have cleared up all the rights issues with Fox. Also, all this talk about Ant-Man. How come no one has mentioned the Wasp. The two go hand in hand.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Telegraph review beware!!!

    by Righteous Brother

    Contains some pretty big spoilers in my opinion!

  • April 20, 2012, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Black Panther via Fantastic Four

    by Notliw

    Why not use the comic as a guide to introduce the Black Panther to Big Screen. This way we don't get another FF Origin story rather get one for T'Challa and a more menacing Dr. Doom (Something they tried to do for the Silver Surfer and failed) I think Idris Elba would make a great T'Challa and shouldn't be confused with the character he played in Thor since he was concealed pretty well.

  • April 20, 2012, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Yeah, there's a spoiler in there

    by rev_skarekroe

    If you wanted the name of the alien race to be a surprise.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    steve rogers

    by Michael

    The "definitive" run of the Punisher has always been the 1985 Steven Grant miniseries.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Marvel is releasing an Infinity Gauntlet pinball table

    by mr.underwater

    At the same time as an Avengers table (for 360, not steel and wood, unfortunately) That alone tells me the Thanos talk is real. Another thing is, they put out a Moon Knight table in December. Which makes me wonder if a Marc Spector movie is in the works

  • April 20, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    ghost82 - YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Righteous Brother

    I agree, it might be cos I read them when they first came out, when I was about 14 - which is a great age to read that sort of stuff, any other Punisher series I've read since, absolutely pales by comparrison.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    This movie is kind like my penis gaining conscious and becoming my best friend.

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    All kinds of awesome.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by Vaders_shiny_red_lovestick

    Well the reviews say not to leave early as a guest that will probably be in Avengers 2 is intro'd. Which I am imagining will be spidey. Although I would completely shit my breeches if it was the big (dirty)blue boy scout. But it wont be. Second level of filled pants would be for Wolverine.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Depp as Dr.Strange?

    by MajorBludd

    I think you meant to say "Tom fucking selleck" Just kidding Depp as strange is a brilliant idea

  • April 20, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    The way Ant-Man should end

    by A for Aristocrat

    Every movie should end with Hank Pym getting fed up and turning into a new super hero.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Ted Danson as batman

    by MajorBludd

    Ted Danson as batman in The Dark Knight Returns adaptation

  • April 20, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Fabio as Thor

    by MajorBludd

    Steve Guetenberg as Peter Parker My world rules

  • April 20, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    David Spade as Hank Pym

    by MajorBludd

    Treat Williams as Cable Gallagher as Scalphunter Robert Deniro as wolverine Barbara Streisand as Dazzler Fuck how am I not a casting director

  • April 20, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Peter Dinklage as Puck in an Alpha Flight cameo

    by Hesiod2k7

  • April 20, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Geraldo Rivera as tony stark

    by MajorBludd

    Clint Eastwood as Namor Burt Reynolds as the punisher Lex Luger as captain America Ronny cox as galactus Ron Howard as Bucky Barnes Andrew dice clay as wonder man Brian Cox as Dr.Doom

  • April 20, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Actually, Stan Lee WANTED Fabio to play Thor.

    by Hesiod2k7

    True story. "Lee recalls meeting years ago with Fabio, the romance-novel cover boy, about playing the part. "Someone brought him up to my office to see if he could play Thor," Lee says. "Visually, he would have been good, but in those days we weren't even in a position to do a movie." Lee says Thor "will have to be someone big and strong and kind of blondish. And there should be a nobility."

  • April 20, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    And, time for a Rocketeer reboot, IMHO.

    by Hesiod2k7

    "I’d love to make a sequel to The Rocketeer. The film didn’t do as well at the box office as we all hoped, but it has endured and generated a following. It was great fun and I’d love to re-explore Cliff Secord’s world." -- Joe Johnston.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Tom Noonan as Vison

    by MajorBludd

    Peter weller as silver surfer Liza Minnelli as spider woman John glover as nick fury Nick Nolte as thunder strike Susan Sarandon as Domino Kurt russel as Rick jones

  • April 20, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Please don't give the directors full control!

    by Norm3

    Guys like Ang Lee & Louis Lettier had no clue on what they were doing. Now we have to deal with their versions of say the Abomination for future films! And their continuity. I want a dumb Leader & spy a Blonsky.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I want Giant-Man in the next Avengers!

    by Norm3

  • April 20, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Depp won't be Dr. Strange.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Here's why: 1) Nobody knows who the hell Dr. Strange is except for fanboy geeks. 2). They want to make the movie, therefore, without spending any money to make sure its profitable. 3) Depp costs way too much. 4) You want Strange to be played soberly, not campy or too weird. I know he's a sorcerer, but that's the whole juxtaposition. He's a sober surgeon. A man of science. Not a weirdo. Depp doesn't play straight characters well. I can see Marvel getting someone like Bruce Greenwood to play Strange. (Although he's probably too old). Ironically, I think George Clooney would be a better Dr. Strange than Depp. But, we all know Patrick Dempsey wants the role and has been campaigning for it.

  • April 20, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Matt McCoy as cyclops (!!!!)

    by MajorBludd

    Louis gosset jr as falcon Ed Begly jr as Havok Michael Douglas as moonknight Phil Donahue as doc ock Mel Gibson as daredevil

  • April 20, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    What about Ralph Fiennes as Dr. Strange?

    by Hesiod2k7

    Hmmmm..... Although, he just did a run as Voldemort. So, he might not be interested. The movie would be rather cinematic. Similar to Ironi man. First half of the movie -- establishes Strange as an arrogant and assholic, yet, brilliant surgeon. he's then in a tragic accident that injures is hands and prevents him from doing surgery. Distraught, he travels the world looking for a cure -- and in Tibet saves the life of the ancient one who trains him in the arts of sorcrery, yadda, yadda, yadda. It's a combination of Iron Man, Batman Begins and Harry Potter.

  • April 20, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Marvel will not be whole until Spidey and the FF are home

    by Hesiod2k7

    How in the world can you have an alien invasion in the middle of Manhattan, and there's no Spiderman or Fantastic Four around? How can you not have Dr. Doom scheming to take advantage of the situation, somehow? It's like fighting World War II in Europe, but Hydra instead of the Nazis are the primary enemy. Oh wait....

  • April 20, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Sally Jesse Rapheal as Aunt May

    by MajorBludd

    David cronenberg as Cameron hodge Rutger Hauer as Quasar

  • April 20, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Fuck treat Williams

    by MajorBludd

    Maury povich as cable

  • April 20, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    what a great interview

    by JAMF

    by a thoughtful knowledgable interviewer too. that guy should be working here. pipe dream. kevin feige seems like a cool guy too, i always thought you aicn guys hated him for some reason but i see no ill will in the tb so... yeah, good vid all around.

  • April 20, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST


    by MajorBludd

    Didnt see the reply - that's pretty interesting about Stan and Fabio Joe Pesci as puck Danny devito as Aron Zola

  • April 20, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by MajorBludd

  • April 20, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Jack palance as magneto

    by MajorBludd

    Sylvester Stallone as thanos Charlie sheen as gambit Miguel ferrerr as Reed Richards Keanu reeves as dark hawk Sydney poitier as cloak Meg Ryan as dagger

  • April 20, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Looks like my x-men cast has turned a few heads

    by TheAwareness

  • April 20, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    van dame as gambit(1984

    by TheAwareness

  • April 20, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Re: jamf

    by SK229

    Look harder. I don't understand how anyone can find fault with Marvel. They're trying WAY harder than anyone has in the past to consistently deliver, save the team that did the first Superman.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Isn't Thor the "God of Thunder" not a "demigod"

    by Rupee88

    lame how they change it to appeal to the religious nuts

  • you stupid little cunt. Listen hear, Punisher was set up decades ago in the Marvel universe and what makes him the Punisher and not Charlie Bronson, or some other revenge icon is that while other costumed vigilante are leaving the bad guys chained to a fire escape with a note pinned to them Frank just kills the shit out of them. You can get all stand alone Frank Castle later in a film series, but what makes him the Punisher is that he is doing these things in the Marvel Superhero Universe! Class dismissed, SON!

  • And we use the model created by Green Arrow/ Green Lantern Neil Adams, wherein Punny teaches Nova the ugly of REAL bad guys and why it is best to burn them alive.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Interesting thing about Punisher...

    by SK229

    is that he realizes his power is to just KILL THEM DEAD. Kill or be killed. He knows he doesn't have the power of the other heros. And from their perspective, many are still motivated by revenge and are virtually invulnerable to any human criminal element, but they make the choice to not crush them all like bugs. They take the higher road because if they wanted to, they really are gods on earth and I'd still like to see a movie where humans have to deal with a super hero that goes on a killing rampage and basically tries to subjugate the human race into getting along by wreaking havoc across the planet. Like if Superman just went, 'You know what, FUCK IT, you're all gonna get along or I'm gonna MAKE you get along, now witness my wrath!' Basically act like a wrathful and angry god. Anyway, Magneto, to me, is who Frank would be if he had special powers. And it doesn't make him any less right, that's what's so interesting about it.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Actually... I'm gonna come up with my own character...

    by SK229

    and write that script.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Any chance Marvel will get Daredevil, SPider-man back?

    by ZodNotGod

    I'm all spidered out, but a Marvel take would be good and Daredevil needs an apology. Not that the first was bad, it just could have been better.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    majorbludd- are you casting for Marvel's nursing home franchise?

    by ZodNotGod

  • April 20, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Bryan Cranston as Dr. Strange!

    by ZodNotGod

  • April 20, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Sidney Pointer?

    by ZodNotGod

  • April 20, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by Joe Damiani

    I think it might have more to do with the fact that in "Thor" they established that the Asgardians aren't gods. The people of ancient Earth just thought they were

  • April 20, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    @rupee88... sorry

    by Joe Damiani

  • April 21, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by MajorBludd

    LMFAO I write these while severely hungover this morning - I was crying with laughter - the banality was too much

  • April 21, 2012, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis for Dr. Strange

    by Rick Webb

    I'm out!

  • April 21, 2012, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Ant Man?

    by MajorFrontbum

    You have to be freaking kidding me. There's a character named Ant Man? And I thought the name 'Captain America' was pathetic as a characters name. What's next? Tit Man, Pizza Man, Middle Ear Infection Man? Garbage Man? Shit-Breath Man? Religious Man? Religious Man could hunt down villians and preach the gospel to them until they hand themselves in? For fuck's sake, enough with the super hero shit movies. The concepts are OLDER than life itself.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Re-introduce Punisher in a Daredevil reboot

    by Hesiod2k7 the good Lord intended

  • April 21, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    ha... good one.

  • April 21, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    duh!!!!! Geeks who don't like comic book movies are like woman without clits- WORTHLESS.

  • April 21, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Since when has Ant Man been a popular character?


    Maybe it's just me but when I was growing up I hardly ever fuckin saw Ant Man in Marvel comics.

  • Why the fuck are studios itching to make this minor character.

  • April 21, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see another Man Thing movie than Ant Man.


    But with a bigger budget this time.

  • We need to see out beloved Jesus on steroids on celluoid STAT!