So with that darker trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Robert Downey Jr. showing up in Captain America 3, it sounds like Marvel has some interesting plans for the future of the films (and looking at their slate for Phase Three, they’re quite out there). While I’m sort of tuning out of them for now, this shake up will definitely work out for the better…even if it’s more like the comic book industry than ever.
[If you don’t want to spoil a big story beat in Age of Ultron, don’t read the rest of the article!]
So there was a big rumor floating around that Avengers: Age of Ultron would lead to a different Avengers line up going into future films and Marvel overseer Kevin Feige confirms this. Speaking with Buzzfeed during a set visit:
It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was. I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the roster is altered by the finale of this film.
While we don’t know what the roster will be, or how much it will actually change (could it be one, or all heroes who knows), I can’t wait to see if Marvel can pull this off and keep the money train going without all of their headliners in tow. There’s no precedent for something like this (or for DC’s model of 20,000 films into the year 2020 either), so it’s kind of like we’re seeing movie business history being made. It’s pretty neat.[via Buzzfeed]