As the person presiding over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige is a sought after man – especially when it comes to future plans for the studio’s seemingly unstoppable web of successful franchises. With his giant promotional machine kicking into high gear in preparation for the release of Ant-Man (July 17th), Feige has been fielding questions from the press and, while the diminutive superhero got his fair share of coverage, many of the talking points included upcoming projects – like Thor: Ragnarok.
Anticipation is high for the God Of Thunder’s next solo outing. It is not slated for release until November 3rd, 2017, though, and little is known about what the story will involve, beyond the titular reference to the mythological Norse apocalypse. The other thing we know nothing about is who will be delivering the finished product. So, what about this rumour that Thor director Kenneth Branagh will be making a return to Asgard?
“Not true. I don’t know where that came from,” said Feige.
You can’t get more definitive than that, right?
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Now that one intermittently bearded white man has been ruled out, who will find themselves steering this juggernaut?
“…probably towards the end of the summer we would announce a filmmaker and a writer. Maybe the same person, I don’t know, maybe two different people.”
This is a considerably less definitive answer. Thor: Ragnarok has been on the Marvel slate for some time, but either Kevin Feige is a master of obfuscation, or Marvel has yet to lean toward a particular creative team.