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Published On: Mon, Apr 30th, 2018

Kevin Feige talks ‘Avengers 4’ ‘Spider-Man Homecoming 2’ filming this summer, Ryan Coogler back for ‘Black Panther 2’

Now that Avengers: Infinity War has crushed the box office records, maintaining the secret twists, turns and even deaths, the attention quickly turns to future projects, particularly the follow-up: Avengers 4.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke with Collider for an exclusive interview, beginning with a joke about the film’s name: the pending news that Infinity War Part 2 will be called Infinity Gauntlet.

Feige quickly stated “That is definitely not what it is called.”

“When we announce the title I am not sure, but as I’ve probably said to you, it’s gotten completely blown out of proportion,” Feige confessed. “It will just be a name and the reason to hold it back was to keep the attention on Infinity War. That backfired a little bit because now everyone thinks what’s the name of the next one gonna be? But it was really just to keep the focus [on Infinity War]. We did not want to call it Part One and Part Two. Although it will be quite evident that the films obviously connect, as all our films do, but this in particular connects very directly. And then we changed the Part One and Part Two, we said let’s just keep this Infinity War and we’ll talk about the next movie later. We had done things in the past that had taken attention off of whatever the film at hand is because we talked about this. For instance, Infinity War announcing before Ultron came out, and it worked out, it was fine, but it felt like let’s keep the attention on the film at hand.”

There was a joked about fan theories being wrong: “My favorite wrong theory about Avengers 4 is that it will be called Infinity Gauntlet.”

Feige may have surprised a bit, confirming only one project for this year, in addition to Captain Marvel, which is currently in production.

Spider-Man, that’s it. Spider-Man starts in July and that comes out in July of 2019.

There may be things brewing and developing, but Feige is keeping that quiet: “There’s a lot of development work on the future of the MCU and things like that but Spider-Man will be the only thing filming. There might be additional photography for—there’s Ant-Man and Wasp going on, Captain MarvelAvengers 4, but Spider-Man is the first.”

Collider asked about the chance of the studio releasing four movies a year.

“I think it depends. It depends on what happens with big corporate deals, it depends on how we’re feeling as a studio to grow. We always intended to just do two a year until we got to a natural place where it felt like not doing three meant we were holding things back or preventing work from being done. Totally comfortable with three a year, which we’ve been doing for a few years now. If it ever gets to four, it would only be for very good reasons.”

Feige then had to discuss the ongoing success of Black Panther, still #5 at the box office and the impact on the plans for Black Panther 2.

“The success of Panther is so amazing and makes us so happy for so many reasons and it certainly exceeded our lofty expectations but our expectations were always lofty so we had built a plan, not the least of which was centering so much of Infinity War in those locations and with some of those characters that it just says let’s say this plan. It would have been much more disruptive if it had not worked. Then we would have had to change a lot of what we were thinking about. But it really just solidifies and excites us to continue to move forward in the directions we’re heading in.”

Expect director Ryan Coogler back.

“We definitely want Ryan to come back and that’s actively being worked out right now. When it will be? A lot of it will be when Ryan wants to and not rushing anything, but I think we have an idea of when it will be. But, again, not going to announce any post-Avengers 4 movies until hopefully after Avengers 4, which is another reason we’re not going to Comic-Con.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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