Marvel Co-President Talks Guardians Of The Galaxy And Black Panther Films

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Rumors about the Marvel mystery film set to be released in 2014 have been circulating for quite a while now. Determined to put said rumors to rest, MTV talked with Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito at Comic-Con and contrary to popular belief, the pending announcement will not involve Guardians Of The Galaxy or Black Panther.

D’Esposito teased that the hero or heroes of the movie may be announced this afternoon at Comic-Con’s Marvel panel:

“At Hall H [today], that might answer some of your questions,” he said with a grin. Without going into details on the specific title, D’Esposito explained the reasoning behind the property they’ve selected as their next film. “It can always be an “Iron Man,” “Thor” and “Cap”. We need to grow from there.”

When asked about Guardians of The Galaxy, he said that it’s a great concept and has great potential for being one of the Marvel movies of the future. Sounds promising, but the way he speaks about it being a film for the future makes it seem like that it won’t be their secret 2014 film. But then again, who knows?

As to Black Panther, he said that it would make for a great movie but it would bring up the difficulties as well.

“It’s always easier basing it here. For instance, ‘Iron Man 3′ is rooted right here in Los Angeles and New York. When you bring in other worlds, you’re always faced with those difficulties.”.

The other news D’Esposito hinted at was a potential shift to the current model of releasing two films a year:

“The temptation is to try a third, and maybe we will,” said D’Esposito. “But we’re a small group. It’s very, very difficult. We’re unique as a studio. We’re not just the studio, we produce the films ourselves. It requires a lot of hands on time and effort. You can only stretch it so much before it breaks. So we’re very mindful of that. We have to check our enthusiasm. We can’t be overly aggressive. We still want to make quality films, and that’s the most important thing for us.”

With how successful the Marvel films have been lately, it would be a treat if they were able to release an extra film a year, but I certainly wouldn’t want to see any lag in the quality. If it came down to hit, I think we’d all still rather see two quality films than three mediocre ones, right?

What do you think? Would you like to see Marvel shoot for three films a year? And what do you think will be announced as the next Marvel project?

Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Joshua Nelson

    How is it not so hard to make a movie set in space..then making a movie set an area similar to Africa….I don’t get it. Step up to the challenge…people WANT to see Blank Panther more than Guardians Of The Galaxy

    • Alex Lowe

      I agree that the challenge shouldn’t be something to hold them back at all. I think it will be awesome if they make both. In my ideal world, every Marvel character would get their own movie.

  • GGUY

    Couldn’t agree more. I’m dying to see a Black Panther movie in theaters.

  • Geoffrey Thorne

    Sorry, no. There’s no “challenge” here. movies are filmed on sets, lots and a few locations. if you can make Asgard, the SHEILD helicarrier, Jotunheim, the Baxter building and the myriad alien landscapes you’d have to use to make GotG properly, you don’t get to hide behind, “Well, making a technologically advanced African nation is just too damned hard.”

    No. It’s not. It’s precisely the same job as the others. Plus, Africans. Think “Minority Report.” Think “I, Robot.” Plus Africans. because, right now, the only difference between them is the African component.

    Make this movie, Marvel. Remember BLADE? That’s the one that got your ball rolling, in case you forgot. Two sequels and a TV series. Lots of money there, I’m betting. Do the math.

    People want this. People want to be in it. People want to direct it. People (myself included) want to write it. Did I mention, people want this?

    Make this movie.

  • Spelunker4Plato

    Wakanda, like many African nations, has the potential to be exploited by U.S. foreign policy and corporations.