Sequels Already Being Planned for Both 'Thor' and 'Captain America'

April 19, 2011
Source: IGN

Thor / 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?

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  • Ezekiel
    "many stories to be mined" That made me cringe.
  • Cracky
    He mentioned the "cosmic" side of things and I thought of only one person... Thanos. Bring on the Infinity Wars.
  • Rp1n
    This really comes as no surprise since all movie contracts are 3 picture deals that the Studio's discretion in the event the films are a success.
  • Anonymous
    Thor isn't looking too good...sadly.
    • kinks!
      Early reviews for Thor have been outstanding, currently stands at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes!! And mate, you comment on literally every story on this site, think somebody is trying to score themselves a job... damn this recession!!
      • Anonymous
        I'm all for seeing the film, and critical reviews are extremely hit or miss in my opinion...when I see it I'll let you know what I thought about it. If I like it I will admit my wrong doing. If it does suck then I'll let bygones be bygones. My sole opinion...I'm not someone who thinks my opinion is law and final word. A job on FS? Hell yeah, but I won't hold my breath. Punctuation is not my strong suit.
      • InkyPinkyBlinkyandClyde
        Just spouting what comes out of my mouth but for a comic book adaptation we would rather be happy with story line then reviews. Rotten Tomatoes could give this a 20% but if all the information about.. Lets say Thor is correct I would enjoy it. Reviews are AN opinion, and face it you haven't even based you're own, just critizied his. Again not standing up for anyone. Just using this anonymous to express my own opinion on this arguement.
  • Ron
    It seems these days before any movie actually gets released, studios make an announcement that 'sequels are being planned'. I wonder if it is just a marketing ploy to show how much faith they have in the soon to be released movie.
  • John
    "Black Widow...worthy of carrying their own films..." Eh...pass.
  • John
    "Black Widow...worthy of carrying their own films..." Eh...pass.
  • Spider
    There is clearly utmost confidence in these two flicks! I sure hope these turn out to be the one-two punch Marvel is going for! I sure hope that all future characters deemed to carry their own flicks' are done justice! ........on the other end of the spectrum at DC, I don't feel nearly as excited for, "Green Lantern", though!
  • Ms. Tushaj
    I hope in this Captain America film series, they will include: Rikki Barnes, Battlestar, Black Widow, Sharon Carter, Demolition Man, Diamondback, Falcon, Free Spirit, Golden Girl, The Invaders, Jack Flag, Josiah X, Nomad, Patriot (Eli Bradley), Bernie Rosenthal I look forward to seeing the following villains in future Captain America sequels including Aleksander Lukin, Armadillo, Baron Zemo, Batroc the Leaper, Crossbones, Doctor Faustus, Flag-Smasher, Grand Director, Hate-Monger, Nefarius, Porcupine, Protocide, Scourge, Serpent Society, Serpent Squad, Sin, Ultimatum, Viper (Madame Hydra).
    • Staatz
      What's your deal lady?
  • Cghata
    Cosmic space fantasies? That would be pretty awesome. Kree, Skrull, Shi-ar, Nova, a proper Galactus appearance, etc. Can't wait!
  • Eric81375
    Never trust bussinessmen talking about creating art. They will do what makes money for them. The scary thing is that even if the first movies go well, they might still futz up other films. The Fantastic Four Films did well at the box office, but they were craptacular! Do we really want to see more of that?
    • Croniccris
      fantastic 4 was done by FOX and not marvel studios




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