That Avengers-centric issue of Entertainment Weekly proved to be more newsworthy than one might think. A sidebar in the cover story — titled “What’s next for Marvel?” — saw Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige comment on five potential projects, including Guardians of the Galaxy and Inhumans.
Guardians of the Galaxy has been rumored since August, but this would be the first official confirmation that a film is in development. Says Feige: “There’s an opportunity to do a big space epic, which Thor sort of hints at, in the cosmic side of the [Marvel] Universe.” Of Inhumans, which is a bit of a curveball, not much information is disclosed than “expect an X-Men style ensemble, a la The Avengers.” (Which sounds kind of redundant, but there you go.) Of course, that’s not equivalent to either of these actually for sure getting made, just a statement that they’re at the very least being considered. (And for our list of unlikely comic book properties that somehow made it to the big screen, click here.)
Two obvious ones, Iron Man 3 and Thor 2, with no real updates beyond what’s already been announced (IM3 is slated for May 2012, Patty Jenkins is in talks to direct T2). Ant-Man remains in flux, which Feige saying that Edgar Wright has “developed an excellent draft recently.”
The Avengers is, of course, the next Marvel Studios film to hit theaters, scheduled for May 4, 2012.