Kevin Feige Talks Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By AMC March 6, 2013

New footage has just been released for the highly anticipated "Iron Man 3" and it looks amazing. Robert Downey Jr. reprising the role he was born to play, and Ben Kingsley as the evil Mandarin, oh yes please.

The film kicks off Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The godfather and President of all things Marvel, Kevin Feige, gives us some more details on the approach they are taking with "Iron Man 3" as well as the other films within the Phase 2 umbrella.

Feige says, "I think 'Iron Man 3' shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into the characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey. Shane Black’s described 'Iron Man 3' as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot.

We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film – we got Joe Johnston because we said, ‘We want to do a ’40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.’ I love that we’re doing a sequel to a film that’s a completely different genre than the first film. I think that’s fun. And the comics do it all the time."

The other two films in Phase 2 are going to explore a more cosmic scene, as outlined by Feige:

"['Thor: The Dark World'] and the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' film certainly are cosmic. 'Guardians' and 'Thor' will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly 'Guardians,' which is 95% in space.['Guardians' is] much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in 'Guardians,' but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time."

Are you as excited as we are for Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Dark Horizons

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