COMIC REEL: Kevin Feige Discusses the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 at 9:15am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Marvel Studios has released a new poster for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as well as some cool still images from the film featuring Chris Evans (in a familiar looking uniform) and Samuel L. Jackson.

Opens April 4

BLACK PANTHER

The rumors are true: Marvel Studios definitely has a "Black Panther" movie in development.

"In terms of 'Black Panther,' it’s absolutely in development," Feige told BlackTree TV. "When you have something as rich as Wakanda and his backstory -- and clearly Vibranium's been introduced in the universe already -- I don’t know when it will be exactly, but we certainly have plans to bring him to life some day."

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Feige also dicussed James Spader's casting as Ultron for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," implying that he'll do more than just voice the villainous AI.

“He’s a very unique and incredibly exciting and unpredictable actor,” Feige said. “And Ultron in the comics is a robot, but what’s cool about him in the comics -- and certainly how Joss Whedon is interpreting him for the movie -- is that he is much more than just a robot. That he’s infused with much character. And I don’t want to say too much, but you can imagine James Spader will be very dynamic in his portrayal of the character.”

Opens May 1, 2015

ANT-MAN

IGN spoke with Feige and "Thor: The Dark World" director Alan Taylor during the "Thor: The Dark World" press junket, and Feige revealed details about a number of upcoming and rumored Marvel films, including "Ant-Man" and "Doctor Strange."

"It's finally actually happening," Feige said of "Ant-Man." "[Edgar Wright] goes into the Marvel offices in Los Angeles every day at 9 o'clock … and is working on tweaking the drafts with Joe Cornish. We're crewing up and prepping and there should be some cast announcements before the end of the year. … I think it'll be Edgar Wright in tone, but I think it's a disservice to Edgar to just say, 'Oh, it's a comedy.' He wants to do something very unique with it in the way that Alan did something very unique in 'The Dark World.' Edgar early on going back years and years when he first was pitching it, pitched it as much of a heist movie as anything else."

Feige also discussed the rumored "Doctor Strange" movie, briefly speaking about where he thinks it would fit in the MCU.

"It's no secret that the supernatural angle, the angle of alternates and parallel dimensions we have not done in any of the films," he said. "It's not only part of 'Doctor Strange' comics, it's a huge part of the Marvel Universe we haven't explored yet. So, I love the notion of tapping into all of that through strange at some point."

Opens July 31, 2015

ARROW

TV Guide has posted a new clip from tonight's episode of "Arrow" featuring Colton Haynes as Roy Harper and Bex Taylor-Klaus as Sin as Roy Harper tries to track down the Black Canary.

Airs Wednesday on the CW

THE WALKING DEAD

"The Walking Dead" showrunner Scott Gimple spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about "Infected," the most recent episode of the AMC drama, including the susceptibility of the prison to the walkers.

"We've shown from the beginning that they have to do this regular maintenance on those fences -- meaning taking out walkers at fences," Gimple told THR. "They're a little busy right now, and they're not at full strength but they need to be. They have a big problem coming up. We've talked about different locations this season, so who knows what can happen. Who knows, maybe they'll pull it off and maybe that requires another location. Maybe other locations come from them not pulling it off. It comes to a head sooner than later."

Airs Sundays on AMC

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

A new episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." means a new promo for the next episode, "FZZT," which airs in two weeks.

Meanwhile, both Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker alongside head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb joined CBR during New York Comic Con for an installment of CBR TV.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

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