Will Hulk smash puny Avengers? One interview suggests he might!
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke with SFX Magazine about the upcoming Avengers film, and SuperheroHype had an interesting excerpt from it all:
“My only concern is that when we launch a franchise–whichever character’s franchise that may be–it should stand on its own two feet… So by the time ‘The Avengers’ comes in 2012, it’s not just a team superhero movie with a bunch of characters with powers. It’s three people – four including the Hulk; five including Nick Fury – who you’ve seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time.”
Now, that’s interesting to me for a couple of reasons — first and foremost, it makes me think that, yep, your favorite Jolly Green Giant will indeed be in the Avengers film (which would kind of have to be the case, or the Robert Downey Jr. cameo at the end of the last Hulk movie would look a little weird).
But the thing that concerns me about all this is the hesitance to get supporting characters in the film. Keep in mind we’ll be seeing Black Widow and War Machine in the upcoming Iron Man 2, and there are even rumors we might see Hawkeye in the upcoming Thor film. What does that mean for all involved? Characters such as Hawkeye, Ant-Man, the Wasp, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are seen by many as the core Avengers group (along with the five Feige described earlier), and it’d be a shame not to add on to what the previous films did. Even the first X-Men movie had six characters, and that was including having to balance Magneto and the Brotherhood!
The rest of the interview talks about the “science” of Thor, as well as Feige’s desire to see a Marvel Cosmic movie. You better believe I’d love to see that last one. Check out the rest of it here.