Marvel doesn’t appear to be slowing down their gambling streak anytime soon. In a recent interview with EW, Kevin Feige spoke on why they took the road less traveled.
“Every time you do a film that doesn’t have a part two behind it or wasn’t a sequel. After Iron Man, and certainly after Captain America and Thor, and certainly after The Avengers, Marvel Studios could have made, theoretically, a nice game plan only making sequels to those movies,” Feige said. “A lot of studios would love to have four franchises that they can keep doing sequels to. We specifically didn’t want to do that, because we wanted to keep bringing new characters to the forefront, because there’s an embarrassment of riches in the comic books,” he continued.
Feige noted some of the more recent gambles Marvel took saying, “You look at Black Panther or Captain Marvel, that we have just started filming. One could consider those risks, whenever you’re doing something new and it’s not proven. Doing a third version of Spider-Man. Those are all things that have a certain amount of risk associated with them, but early on we decided we didn’t want to be just the Iron Man studio or just the Avengers studio. We want to be the Marvel Studio.”
Things are nowhere near finished for the team as they are gearing up to release the 4th phase in content to wow the audience.
Notably next is Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man & The Wasp on Jul 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on Mar 8, 2019, Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019, and an untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel set for Jul 5, 2019.