Marvel Studios and Disney currently have eleven future films lined up, with eight unnamed projects. Just which heroes will be nabbing those spots is the subject of much debate. Two characters whose names regularly crop up are Black Panther and Carol Danvers, aka Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel. Speaking to IGN, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed that they are two particular characters who are under consideration to be introduced to the MCU.
Feige said, “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.”
So it seems that Marvel have listened to those fans who have petitioned for Black Panther and Captain Marvel. In fairness, both have been rumoured for years now, with the likes of Wesley Snipes and Morris Chestnut linked to the part. As for Captain Marvel, that would fit in with Marvel’s plan to have a strong female-led movie in their future.
Expect more on this as and when it develops.