Kevin Feige has been chatting to Empire and was rather keen to spill the beans on future plans for the Marvel Movie universe.
Feige said that, despite appearing in the after-credits sequence in The Avengers, Thanos is still far in the future of the Marvel movies, despite rumours that he would pop up in Thor 2: “No, future, future. But there will be a major new villain. A major, major new antagonist”. The Enchantress apparently looks like the rumour-mill favourite at the minute.
Feige hinted that Thor 2 would see a return to Asgard, but to the seedier underbelly: “We’re going to see the other side of Asgard. It’s not all polished and golden in this film. And the events of Avengers will have affected Thor for sure. His relationship with Loki will continue to evolve, and the biggest part is Natalie and Thor returning with Jane Foster.”
This is good news, FTN really like Portman in Thor (stop it! – ed) and are genuinely glad she’s returning. The dynamic between here and Odin’s son was one of the best aspects of the first movie and will be welcomed in part 2.
On the success of The Avengers and the future of the new Marvel movie-verse, Feige said: “The Avengers was not the finale for us. It was a giant, giant marker, but it was never the finale. We are already well into the plan for the next phase of our little cinematic universe.”
So there’s a big future ahead for these movie? Well, we knew that.. but it’s still nice to hear it