Sequels Already Being Planned for Both 'Thor' and 'Captain America'
As if there were any doubt that there weren't already plans for more franchises with these characters, an upcoming issue of Disney's D23 magazine (via IGN) contains an interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige who ever so briefly talks about the future for the titular characters beyond the release of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Obviously the two will unite with the rest of the superhero ensemble for The Avengers, but surely they'll each have their own adventures and stories to be told after that. Feige confirms that and vaguely details where these characters will be headed in their own storylines.
Here's what Kevin Feige specifically had to say about sequels for Thor and Captain America:
"Thor will go off into a new adventure and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own. We hope that holds true for the characters appearing in that film — Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the spy organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. — all of whom are more than worthy and capable of carrying their own films. And, we've got a lot of other characters we're prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe. There are many, many stories to be mined."
So aside from characters with their own movies headed to theaters this summer, Marvel doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. The two biggest revelations here are the fact that Hawkeye seems to be having his own feature lined up and that a sequel to Captain America will definitely be set in the present day (which makes perfect sense following The Avengers which hits May of 2012). Of course, all these plans are years away, and for now we'll have to look forward to the next couple months with Thor hitting theaters on May 6th and Captain America following on July 22nd this summer. Excited for more Marvel movies?