We’ve given Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige truckloads of credit for finally doing what comic fans waited decades for — interconnected films utilizing ongoing storylines that play like issues of one all-encompassing (and ultra-expensive) Marvel Universe comic book series.
That requires lots of planning and forethought…but I’m not sure we all knew Feige was already working on 2028 release dates.
That may be an overstatement, but according to a story from The Playlist — repurposed by Crave film site /Film — Feige and the rest of his Marvel Studios crew have Marvel movie releases tentatively laid out for another 15 years.
According to Playlist, there’s a road map of upcoming films stretching out for years on the wall of Feige’s L.A. office — and even Disney CEO Bob Iger said he was impressed.
“It’s like looking through the Hubble telescope. You go, ‘What’s happening back there? I can sort of see it,’?” he laughs. “They printed out a new one recently that went to 2028.”
So, how do you fill out a decade-and-a-half of upcoming Marvel films? Apparently, with possible solo features for just about any unutilized character from ensemble projects like Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Now, I’m not sure the world is ready for a Groot solo pic, but if true, this might be one of the most ambitious studio production slates of all time. We’ll have to wait and see if a squadron of Gamora and Drax features are on the way after Guardians opens Aug. 1.