With part of Phase Three and all of Phase Four and beyond shrouded in mystery, besides a slew of previously-announced release dates, many fans are wondering what Marvel's next big project will be. While speaking with IGN, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that fan demand for Black Panther and Captain Marvel may bring these beloved characters to the big screen sooner than initially believed.
"They're both characters that we like, that development work has been done, it's continuing to be done on, and certainly it's the question I get asked more than anything else, more than Iron Man 4, more than Avengers 3. That's sort of the first time that's really happened to us, so I think that makes a difference. I think that's something we have to pay attention to... I've always said we have our plan, and it's served us very well, and there hasn't been anything that has managed to deviate or change from that based on an opinion, because opinions online change and they alter, and they are based on limited information they have to what's going on behind the scenes, but in this particular case I think it is a groundswell, and I think it means something substantial."
A Black Panther feature has been hinted at for a number of years, with actors such as Djimon Hounsou, Chadwick Boseman and, most recently, John Boyega expressing their interest in the role. As for Captain Marvel, we reported in March that this beloved character might be the first Marvel female character to get her own stand alone movie.
Marvel has a slew of release dates to fill, so it's completely possible that Black Panther and Captain Marvel could be announced in the near future. Are you looking forward to seeing these characters on the big screen? Chime in with your thoughts below.