Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on Upcoming Projects

Hot on the heel’s of the debut of the first official Thor trailer (as well as SHH’s coverage of visiting the set), Hero Complex is hosting a live-chat with Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige.

Check back for updates as we’ll be adding them as they come in:

• Iron Man will have a new set of armor for his appearance in The Avengers.

Feige writes: “Joss would kill me if I gave anything away, but I will say that the evolution you saw his armor take in IM2 will continue in The Avengers.”

• There will be a reference to Thor’s original alter-ego in the upcoming film.

Feige writes: “[P]eople looking for a reference to Don Blake in the Thor film will find one.”

• With the rights to The Punisher regained, Marvel Studios is working on figuring out the property.

Feige writes: “Punisher’s back in house, and various plans are in the works.”

• Plans are still underway for an Iron Fist film. A script is currently in development.

Feige writes: “[A] very talented writer is currently working on a draft.”

• Feige would love to see more female characters on the big screen and opened up the floor to suggestions. Miss Marvel was the most popular reply, but Feige named one of his own favorites.

Feige writes: “I love Jessica Jones. Good choice!”

• Asking chat members for their advice on who should play Luke Cage, Feige was met with a several suggestions for Isaiah Mustafa, best known for acting in the Old Spice commercials.

Feige writes: “Love the old spice guy!”

• Marvel has no current plans to produce short films with any characters, though they are open to exploring the idea.

Feige writes: “The shorts rumor was just a rumor, but we do like the idea.”

• The Iron Fist script is based, in part on the Brian Michael Bendis / Matt Fraction series.

Feige writes: “[T]he movie is definitely inspired by that great run.”

• Ant-Man is still in development with Edgar Wright attached to the screenplay.

Feige writes: “Edgar was here a few days ago. He’s already working on the next draft.”

• Moon Knight is one character for which a potential adaptation has been discussed at length.

Feige writes: “Moonknight’s a challenging, but extremely interesting character. We’ve been discussing various versions of it for years.”

• If you want to see the Thor trailer on the big screen, look for it in theaters beginning on December 17th.

Feige writes: “It should be playing in front of Tron on may screens, but maybe not all of them.”

• Black Panther is being worked on, but details are few.

Feige writes: “Things are in the works.”

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