Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige shared new details about upcoming movies at his studio as well as 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros.'s DC Films in a recent open house press event. As relayed by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Feige had a lot to speak about from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Captain Marvel, DC Films' Batgirl, and even Josh Brolin pulling double-duty with his casting as Cable in the upcoming Deadpool sequel.
Here's the main topics he hit on:
Josh Brolin playing Thanos and Cable: "We don't have anything written into our contracts about other roles that people can do. Indiana Jones and Han Solo are the same person … it hasn't been a problem. And I think Thanos and Cable are two very different characters."
Joss Whedon jumping to DC for Batgirl: "He called. A couple months ago, which he didn't have to do and was super cool of him and super nice of him. And we couldn't be more supportive. We want to see a Joss Whedon Batgirl film be awesome."
Marvel's deal for Sony's Spider-Man ends after 2019's Avengers 4 and Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, and doesn't include Sony's spinoffs: “That’s as far as it goes for now. We had a very particular plan about Spidey himself."
- Gunn's role at Marvel could grow after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: "I think James in particular has an amazing connection with these characters and with this cosmic world. So he, I think, could easily oversee additional stories beyond Vol. 3. And I think has them and just continues to come up with them, which is cool. All of our core writers and filmmakers know what we are doing in other places and help give input on the various projects."
Although no specific quotes by Feige were shared, Variety relates that Captain Marvel is scheduled to begin filming in February, with a director to be announced "soon" and will be "diverse" like Ryan Coogler's hiring for Black Panther.