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Marvel's Kevin Feige says the studio has movies planned through 2021
With Phase 2 in full swing and plenty more characters and stories to choose from, Marvel Studios is apparently just getting started.
2013 has already seen "Iron Man 3" rule the box office and will also unleash "Thor: The Dark World" in November, while 2014 will reveal "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy." Future films like "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man" and, likely, "Doctor Strange" are in various stages of development, but Marvel 's head honcho Kevin Feige sees the studio's carefully-orchestrated franchise lasting far beyond 2016.
"I could arguably say what we’re planning for the year 2021," Feige told Wired in an in-depth discussion of the studio's success. "Will that happen? I don’t know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening."
It helps that Marvel's parent studio has faith in Feige and his cohorts. "Disney has allowed us to be a relatively small, tight-knit brain trust," Feige added. "These billion-dollar ventures come down to 10 people or fewer in a room saying, ‘You know what would be cool?’"
Exactly what fans can expect after "Avengers 2," however, is anyone's guess, although more sequels seem inevitable. That would be cool.
First up, "Thor: The Dark World" opens November 8.