Marvel thinks ahead — way ahead! Marvel’s President of Production, Kevin Feige, is already discussing his plans for the 2016 and 2017 Marvel films in a recent interview with Empire Magazine. The Marvel head also discussed potential plans for the Hulk, and who we won’t be seeing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe any time soon.
According to Feige, the Hulk and Hawkeye will be making more appearances in Marvel films following their successful inclusions in the smash hit, The Avengers. He didn’t indicate that either will get their own movies; rather, his comments seem to suggest they’ll be appearing alongside our other favorite heroes, as well as in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which Feige is promising will hold significant roles for both the Hulk and Hawkeye.
“I think we have something special with our Mark Ruffalo Banner, and we’d love to see where we could take his stories.”
However, we won’t be seeing Namor the Sub-Mariner any time soon. Feige was quick to remind the interviewer that Universal still holds the rights to the character, preventing them from using him in Disney’s MCU films.
On the subject of their 2016 and 2017 line-ups, Feige revealed that six or seven projects are in the works, all vying for just four release spots, previously announced as May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016, and May 5th, 2017:
“Next spring is when we really sit down and start to decide what we announce for 2016 and 2017. There are three or four slots. We’ve got six or seven things going. We’ve got to choose which four will go. It’s a Battle Royale!”
We won’t see any concrete announcements on Marvel’s 2016 and 2017 line-up until next year at the earliest, but we’ll keep reporting on any new MCU news as it comes in!