Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige has confirmed what we have already known (feared?) – there will be sequels to both Captain America and Thor. He also entertained the notion that Doctor Strange, Black Widow, and S.H.I.E.L.D. could find their way into their own projects sooner rather than later.
If I may paraphrase all of Mr Feige’s responses, “We’re Marvel. We will make a movie out of anything we own in which people exhibit the slightest modicum of interest.”
Of course, we could have figured all this. He divulged that Captain America would be set in the present, which was not considered even a few days ago, when the studio publicly weighed how much would be set in the past and how much would jump forward to modern times.
Marvel’s reign doesn’t seem likely to end, though the marketing campaign behind the film seems to be shaky at best. Feige will likely punish the Thor crew by only greenlighting one sequel before the original comes out. Otherwise they’ll never learn. (D23)