Kevin Feige really blew our minds this week when he announced that we can expect no less than 9 Movies for Phase 3 . Comic book fans were really rooting for a “Black Widow” and “Hulk Solo” film, as hundreds gathered at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles a couple of days ago. Unfortunately Feige’s announcement did not include solo movies for the two Avengers, but the Marvel Pres offered an explanation for this strategic move.

The focus for now is to lay the foundation for new marvel characters to grace the silver screen, he said:

“Well, frankly, as I said in the presentation, it’s about bringing new characters to the screen. Black Widow couldn’t be more important as an Avenger, herself. Like Hulk, the Avengers films will be the films where they play a primary role. Her part in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ is very very big, and further develops and further enhances her character,”

He says that both characters are very prominent in the future of the MCU going forward:

“The plans that we have for her throughout the rest of the Avengers saga is very very big, and lynchpin, in fact, to those films. So instead of taking her out there, or instead of doing a prequel, which we haven’t done yet, continuing the forward momentum and the continuity of the cinematic universe. Of which Widow is a key, key part.”


Kevin Feige Says No to Black Widow and Hulk Solo Films For Now

Kevin Feige Says No to Black Widow and Hulk Solo Films For Now

He elaborated on the no-show for a solo Hulk movie:

“Well, I wouldn’t say he’s absent from the timeline, I’d say Hulk is going to appear in many of those movies, particularly all those ‘Avengers’ movies leading up to 2019 and ‘Infinity War’. Mark Ruffalo is on board for all those films, and we’re excited to bring him to those films.” “What happens with a standalone Hulk film? I’ll only say what I would have said about Black Panther last week or Captain Marvel the week before that, or Doctor Strange the week before that, or Guardians of the Galaxy two years ago, or Ant-Man ten years ago: we’ll see. We’d love to do it, we’d love to find the place to put it, but right now, Hulk will be appearing, with his friends, in their films.”

Feige also elaborated a bit about the Captain Marvel project:

“This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers,” “This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm.”