MARVEL DC crossover and an Avengers 5 based on Secret Wars have been addressed as potential future movies by MCU boss Kevin Feige in a new interview.
Kevin Feige, the MCU’s president, has been giving interviews as Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings approaches its September 3 release date. Such junkets are an excellent opportunity to question the producer about rumoured future film projects such as an Avengers 5 based on the Secret Wars comic book narrative and a Marvel DC crossover. Feige didn’t exactly say nay to either notion during one interview.
Speaking with Comic Book in the video below, Feige spoke out on those rumours that Avengers 5 will be based on Secret Wars, which saw the Marvel multiverse collide with a ton of different superhero variants.
The MCU boss said: “I’ve seen those rumours as well. Why is everyone talking about that now? That’s what I want to know.
“I think one person writes about it, and then another person writes about it, and then everybody’s writing about it, and then it’s happening.
“Secret Wars is a great, giant crossover. There are a lot of great, giant crossovers that we could [adapt] — it’s the ongoing embarrassment of riches of Marvel Comics.”
Feige added: “Which really is, I think, unprecedented in an ongoing fictional narrative.
“That we can sit here with our 25th film release, Shang-Chi; we’ve already started filming our 31st and 32nd MCU features [The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania], not counting that we’re going on seven, eight Disney+ series, and you can still be asked about other things that you haven’t [touched] yet. And that is remarkable.”
Following Avengers Endgame, the MCU is exploring the Marvel multiverse, but could that be expanded to see Warner Bros’ DC characters like Batman and Superman team up with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America?
James Gunn who has directed movies for both franchises with the Guardians of the Galaxy films and The Suicide Squad has said he’s spoken to both studios about such an ambitious idea.
Commenting on the idea of a Marvel DC crossover extravaganza, Feige said: “Well, look, my standard answer to things are ‘never say never.’ I never thought we’d get this far.
“James has not brought that up, James is deep in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, which will begin filming before the end of this year.
“And having finished the spectacular The Suicide Squad and selling that movie, he is well underway of prep on Guardians 3 now.”
Interestingly, Warner Bros are already exploring multiverse stories in their DC blockbusters just like Marvel, so it’s certainly in the realm of possibility.
Next year sees the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, while Warner Bros have their Flash solo movie.
The latter film has at least two Batman stars featuring with both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton reprising their Bruce Wayne parts.
While Robert Pattinson has shot The Batman, which is also released next year, so maybe his take on the Caped Crusader will show up too.
Whatever the case, both franchises are about to get pretty weird and we cannot wait.