In a press circuit interview with JoBlo for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige got talkative about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the role of Hulk and Hawkeye in future films.
”Part of the fun of Avengers: Age of Ultron was saying, ‘you’ve seen another Iron Man adventure, you see another Thor adventure and another Cap adventure, but we haven’t seen the Green Goliath again. So that was important in the characters you haven’t seen – Hulk being one of them and Hawkeye being one of them – Ultron will make up for it,” Feige teased before outright saying, “They have very big parts in Age of Ultron.
Feige played up the collaborative nature between himself and all his directors, from Joss Whedon to Winter Soldier’s Russo brothers (who have already signed on for Captain America 3) to James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy. He said while he doesn’t have a secret to picking directors, he did say “we don’t take anything for granted, and we try not to get big egos when nice folks compliment us. We really make every movie as if it is the last movie we will ever be able to make.”
As for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, debuting on April 4, 2014 in the US, Feige teased once again the the film will “change things up drastically,” affecting both the worlds of Age of Ultron and of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While he wouldn’t outright commit to further and expanding roles for Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the studio president emphasized how much fun they’ve had having people appear in others’ movies.